Learning to play a musical instrument is not easy. It takes a lot of effort and a lot of dedication. However, most adults who do spend the time learning to play an instrument — especially the piano — feel that it was worth the effort. Here are a few reasons why learning the play the piano as an adult is worthwhile.
1. It keeps your brain sharp.
Often, as people age, they stop using their brains are much as they did when younger. You don't have to learn a lot of new things at work anymore, and you're not in school. But continuing to learn is the best way to keep your brain sharp, and it may even reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia when you're older. Learning the play the piano requires you to think in many different ways. You have to do a little math, figure out where to move your fingers, use your memory to remember tunes, and so forth. Challenging your brain in this way is so healthy.
2. It reminds you of the beauty in the world.
It's so easy to get bogged down by all that is wrong in your life and the world in general. But when you play the piano and take time to engage with the music, you can just take your time and enjoy the beauty that still exists around you. The half-hour you spend practicing each day will be time spent remembering what is nice and good about the world and people.
3. It helps prevent arthritis in your hands.
Keeping the joints in your hands active, moving, and working, is great for them and can help protect against arthritis and other ailments as you age. Playing the piano is a great, not overly demanding, way to use your hands.
4. It introduces you to new people and experiences.
In learning to play the piano, you will start to meet others who share your passion. You'll get to know an instructor, and you may get to know other students who join you at recitals. You can connect with other adults who are also learning to play, and with more advanced pianists who have something to teach you. It is good for humans to be a part of a community, and the piano community is a lovely one.
If you've ever thought of learning to play the piano as an adult, do it! There are so many benefits to be enjoyed.
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