The Benefits of Music
Music is proven to help tremendously in social situations. This includes work environments, friendships, and even more involved relationships. The training that the mind and body go through to develop musical comprehension is the same as the training required to develop speech and verbal skills; essential components in any relationship.
Music assists with the development of one’s sense of self. Learning how to play an instrument leads to an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, persistence in overcoming frustrations, self-discipline, and provides a means of self-expression. It has also been linked to the capacity to increase emotional sensitivity. The recognition of emotions in music is related to emotional intelligence. This provides a framework for an ability to maintain healthy relationships.
People often use music as a social starter because individuals are naturally drawn to other people with similar interests. For example, when children make music together friendships often developed. Believe it or not, music can lower blood pressure, decrease the heart rate, reduce stress, and lessen anxiety and depression.