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Why You Should Take Adult Drum Lessons

by | Jun 23, 2017 | 1 comment

Music lessons aren’t just for kids; if you’ve got the rhythm or you want to learn how to get it, Lone Star School of Music has a place for you with our adult drum lessons in Austin. Whether you’re 15 or 52, it’s never too late to start learning how to play an instrument, and the drums are a wonderful choice for a myriad of reasons. First of all, let’s look at all the benefits people receive from playing the drums.

Benefits of Playing Music

Research has found that healthy development is impacted in a positive manner by playing music, especially in children. However, the same rings true for adults.

According to research published in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, playing a musical instrument later in life has a significant impact and actually decreases your risk of dementia. Playing an instrument requires a great amount of focus, excellent hand-eye coordination, and sharp mental faculties; hence, committing to learning how to play an instrument – like the drums, for instance – is truly instrumental in regards to keeping your mind active and stimulated. The benefits go beyond prevention of mental health deterioration, though; music has the potential to enhance you’re the inner workings of your brain, as shown in a 2003 study by neurologist Gottfried Schlaug.

Why Take Adult Drum Lessons?

The drums are considered to be one of the most challenging instruments to learn as well as one of the most rewarding, for that same reason. Contrary to what some may say, playing the drums does not equate to beating something with sticks! In addition to the cognitive health benefits, adult drum lessons can improve emotional and immune health, coordination, social skills, self-esteem, and more. It promotes a greater sense of belonging, social cohesion, and intimacy. It also reduces stress – a benefit all adults need!

One of the best things about drumming is that there are no barriers to entry. Anyone can play the drums – any age, any gender, experienced or inexperienced in music, able-bodied or disabled. In fact, adult drum lessons are often used as therapy for people with conditions like CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), chronic pain, depression, and other illnesses. It can act as a form of treatment for symptoms of various conditions and have the same positive effects on your well-being as deep meditation would.

The coordination required for drumming also allows you to practice hand-eye coordination and strengthen your muscles. Yes, drumming can be a workout!

In addition to all the aforementioned benefits, it’s also just a lot of fun! So whether you want to hone your craft, join a band, or just blow off some steam, taking adult drum lessons in Austin is an excellent choice.



Ready to bring out your inner rockstar?

Call Lonestar School of Music at 512-712-5187 or contact us online to sign up for adult drum lessons at Austin’s fastest growing music school today! We offer group classes as well as private lessons to accommodate your schedule and have four locations to better serve you – Southwest, Dripping Springs, and Lakeway (coming soon). What are you waiting for?

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