Why You Should Learn To Play A Musical Instrument While Locked Out
The Piano Shop Bath says there has never been a better time to learn to play a musical instrument.
The family-owned piano business has been forced to temporarily close its doors to buyers after more than 40 years in business, due to COVID-19, but wants to use this time to help budding UK musicians discover their passion for playing an instrument.
They say it’s because of the known positive effect of music on mental health and well-being.
With the majority of children in the UK out of school and millions of adults on leave as businesses shut down to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it looks like more Britons are trying new hobbies to pass the time in isolation.
With home workouts, baking and DIY projects on the rise, The Piano Shop Bath owner Jon Kelly says adding music to the mix can have many benefits.
He says, “Anxiety, depression and stress are rife in homes across the country due to the enormous disruption of our typical way of life.
“Establishing a new routine in this new normal can be difficult with restricted movements and, for those with children at home, finding new creative outlets can be a challenge.
“Music has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety and can help improve mood, create a sense of fulfillment, help with problems, and make us feel happier and calmer.
“There have been many clinical and psychological studies on its effectiveness, but beyond that, it is a tremendous creative and extremely rewarding outlet. What better time than now to try your luck or rediscover a forgotten passion?
While The Piano Shop Bath’s showroom is closed to visitors, the company is still taking orders and can safely deliver new and used pianos to homes across the country.
Its website features detailed specifications, pictures and videos of all pianos for sale. Its range of grand and upright pianos includes models from big names such as Steinway and Yamaha.