One study found that students who took regular music lessons developed increase self-esteem compared to those who did not study music. As a student begins to coordinate their playing and improve their concentrate, the student begins to experience confidence in their ability to handle complex tasks. In addition to coordination, concentration and confidence, students also learn discipline, dedication, and rewards for hard work.
One study found that guitarists who “shred” are able to shift from conscious to unconscious thought when playing.
An Israeli study determined that those who play guitar attract many more times potential mates than those who don’t.
Another study found that music training is likely to improve verbal communication skill more than actual phonetics!
Stronger, more finely coordinated hand muscles are developed by musicians who learn guitar, giving them a marked advantage in fine motor skills, as well as increasing eye-hand coordination.
After one year of lessons, one study found that students studying music had improved memory correlated with general intelligence skills.
Another study says showed that musicians don’t typically experience a age-related degeneration of hearing the way non-musicians do.
Improved Grades & Test Scores. One study shows that middle and high school students who study music far out perform their peers who do not study music in standardized general education tests.
But if all that’s not enough, nothing beats the shear joy of making music in itself. Increased emotional health is also experienced. Many musicians similarly experience feelings of spirituality, tranquility, and deeper emotional connections and experiences as well , including conveying emotions vocally, as explored in this article.
Playing an instrument increases your social interactions with others as you learn to play as part of a team of musicians.