Our final post in our #WednesdayWisdom series on how Music is Good for You is about self esteem.
Unsurprisingly the mental-health gains from musical mastery, together with the camaraderie of playing with others, transfers into greater feelings of self-worth.
A recent study of children who received three years of weekly piano lessons showed that they scored higher on a measure of self-esteem than those who got no musical instruction. Another study found that at-risk children who participated in a music-performance group at school felt less alienated and more successful.
Taking all things into consideration the biggest question is why wouldn’t you play music?