Learning to play a musical instrument is a rewarding pursuit that offers a lifetime of joy, not only for yourself but also for those you play for. While many people can play an instrument, it takes a special gift to entertain on it and bring people joy. And this gift is not limited to professional musicians only. Even non-professionals can deliver marvelous performances that are entertaining and delightful to listen to.
In the case of piano, it is worth learning to play because you can learn to play a tune by the end of your first lesson, and within a month of lessons, you can play a decent number of tunes. Learning to read music also opens the door to playing a wide variety of music, even tunes you’ve never heard before, and making these songs sound as they are supposed to be, because the written score is understandable to you, and you know what all the black dots (notes) mean.
Learning to play the piano stimulates the creation of new neural pathways, which is one of the most valuable reasons to learn to play the piano. It helps keep your brain active and learning new things stimulates your brain in ways that are beneficial to your health in the long term. It also gives you access to something that you will be able to do for the rest of your life.
Moreover, if you are even modestly creative, you will have a ball making up music when you sit down to just “play” the piano and explore the possibilities of this amazing instrument. Learn to write music down on paper and you can preserve your ideas, too! Who knows, you may be a great composer and not even know it.
Learning to play the piano can also bring joy to the lives of others. It is an amazing language that can restore joy when one is sad, encourage joy when one is melancholy, and reinforce joy when you are happy. We all need more joy in life, and learning to play the piano as an adult can be one of the most important investments in yourself you will ever make.
In conclusion, yes, it will take a couple of years to get good at it, but it is time well spent, and an investment that pays dividends far beyond the present and into the lives of others as well. So, don’t hesitate to learn to play the piano. Grow your musical ability, and learn the healing and restorative elements it can provide to you personally, in addition to the joy it brings.
Trust me, it’s worth it.