Playing a musical instrument is not only fun but can help you unwind and relax after a busy day. Psychologists often suggests taking up music lessons for adults who suffer from anxiety.
Recent surveys showed 83% said that learning the piano led to improved hand and eye coordination and better brain development, 78% said that music study increased their learning abilities at work, and 73% said it was both a source of increased self-esteem and a useful way to relieve stress.
Listening to music gives you the pleasure like food does, because it triggers the same path that food triggers to release dopamine. Playing music on the other hand, does not just do that, it is one of the rare activities that actually engages the whole of your brain.
The ABC and Washington Post report that playing a musical instrument regularly can significantly lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.
It's never too late to start learning!!