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Why play?
PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT MAKES YOU SMARTER

Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music and play a musical instrument, do better in school than those who don't. Adults can benefit from learning to play an instrument too because it helps the mind to be alert and remain active, eventually helping to sharpen the memory.

Watch this on YouTube for a great TED-Ed animation about how playing an instrument benefits your brain

TEAMWORK & COMMUNITY

Learning to play together and stay in tune, helps to develop team skills, and the community of the band encourages new friendships.

CONCENTRATION

Playing music requires concentration, and the more often you practice, the better you get.

CONFIDENCE

Playing in a friendly group helps young people improve their confidence, and when they master a piece of music, that confidence grows.

MATHS & LOGIC

Playing music is all based on time, division and counting.  Learning music is proven to assist in developing mathematical and logical skills.

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