Reduce Stress by Playing Piano
Did you know that playing piano can reduce stress! Its true. A study published in 2013 by the National Library of Medicine showed that, compared with other leisure activities, taking piano lessons and practicing daily decreased depression, improved positive mood states and alleviated stress.
Makes sense to us since piano is one of the few activities that uses both lobes of your brain – you’re actively playing with both hands and sight-reading music! When your mind is fully engaged by the task in front of you, it makes sense that stress would be reduced because you’re focused on the task at hand and not worrying about the laundry, homework, or whatever else is going on. Additionally, playing piano and learning new songs can add to feelings of accomplishment, which boosts self esteem and your mood.
The study showed that piano lessons also had a significant positive impact on both physical and psychological quality of life and on cognitive reserve in elderly people as well as improved motor function and attention. These positive effects continued on after piano lessons ceased.
In these unusual times, we could all use a way to reduce our stress, so why not try piano lessons? PianoPiano can get you set up with a great quality piano at an affordable price and we’ll also help you find a local teacher for online lessons. If you love the piano, you can keep on with the same teacher for in person lessons later. And if not, PianoPiano will pick up your piano when you’re ready. What do you have to lose?
To find out more, check out the full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3814522/