The Benefits of Instrumental Lessons..
"Playing the piano reduces stress and anxiety more than other creative art activities."
- International Journal of Music Education, 2011
"After nine months of weekly piano or voices lessons, young students' IQs rose nearly three points higher than those of their untrained peers."
- University of Toronto Study
When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.