Learning to Play an Instrument!

By FPL_LibbyM

Music can be a challenging but incredibly rewarding hobby for kids and adults. Learning to play an instrument can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, it's never too early or too late to start your musical journey, and the library is here to help! 

Why play an instrument? 

While making music is its own reward, there are plenty of concrete benefits. For example, research has found that “learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas.” Music education can even increase test scores, help with language development and spatial-temporal skills. 

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Of course, kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from music education. Check out the article below about the wide range of benefits for musical adults. These benefits include everything from better communication skills to decreased anxiety. The great news is that you don’t have to be a concert pianist to get the most out of playing an instrument. Beginners and amateurs can get just as much out of their musical routines! 

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Library Resources: 

You can use your library card to access a plethora of amazing classes on music through LinkedIn learning. Here are just a couple of examples: 

Here’s a list of books to help you begin or continue your musical journey:

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