When thinking of a usual music student, many of you may envision a 7-year old kid who nervously tries to practice and learn the instrument in front of him/her. Well, few decades ago, you might have been that small kid. Fast forward to present time, you may just think that learning musical instrument is not for you, given your age over 50.
There’s Always Room for Something New
The fact is, there are many good reasons why folks who are over their 50s should never disregard adding new hobby or learning into their lives, which in this case is knowing how to play musical instrument.
As the youngsters among us know, practicing circuit training is expected a person to move his/her body and use one exercise machine to the other.
There are several activities that can deliver the same results without executing too much effort and energy and music is among them.
According to research, majority of the activities uses only couple of sections of the brain. But when you’re playing or learning musical instrument, it activates set of symphony on your brain. With this in mind, if you’re interested to sharpening your mind even after decades, you might want to put the remote down and pick up a violin bow or pair of drumsticks.
It is only in the Beginning
We all know how hard and challenging life can be after 50, from being picky with your natural diuretics, socializing with people and everything in between. With kids and grandchildren out of the house, numerous baby boomers have found themselves to be lacking of social ties. Not only that, many of us have lost a partner or gone through divorce.
By simply learning instrument, this can be a nice way of getting out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Of course at the beginning, your primary channel of interaction will be with your instructor. But after few sessions, you’ll meet other people who share the same passion and interests as you. And who knows, after few years, you might even form a band of your own or join in one. Besides, there are many positive benefits of joining a music class for people of all ages.