The Health Benefits of Playing an Instrument

Most human beings love music. It really does not matter where you go on the planet, you will find people making music.

This has been the case for thousands of years. The fact that human beings have devoted so much time to learning to play an instrument suggests that there is a good reason for this love of music. The urge to create melodious sound is one that is part of our nature, but why that is the case is still not fully understood.

However, there is growing evidence that playing an instrument is good for…

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New Songs & Harlem Prep!

It’s a lovely day to learn some new music! Actually… it’s a bit cold – but hey, any day’s a great day for new songs! To kick this weekend off right we’re serving up a little bit of Rihanna, a little bit of Dvorak, and other show stoppers! Check out the list of songs we’ve added to our library and songs we’ve added accompaniments for:

Canon – Rookie
Canon in D – Intermediate
Drops of Jupiter – Rookie
Drops of Jupiter – Intermediate
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Rookie

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Music & The Brain

It’s often said that leaning how to play an instrument is good for you. In this video from TED Ed, the mental benefits one gains when learning how to play an instrument are laid out in a way that makes it easy to see that learning how to play an instrument is truly a useful skill. Check it out!

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins

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