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10 Reasons Playing The Drums Are A Great Idea

10 Reasons Playing The Drums Are A Great Idea

Arian Dallis

Drums are one of the most important musical instruments when it comes to creating songs. Go ahead and listen to some of your favourite modern musical hits from any genre, now imagine if there were no drums carrying you through it! The drums add a musical element to the song which makes you want to tap your foot along to the rhythm and it would be pretty hard to imagine listening to musical hits without drums playing along.

Drums are also one of the funnest instruments to learn and are not limited to a specific age. Kids and adults alike can greatly enhance their lives through drumming. How? Well, playing the drums is linked to several health benefits.

Here are the top ten.

1. Increase Academic Performance

Studies have shown that just playing the drums for 60 minutes can greatly increase learning in school for young students. As learning musicians practice playing the drums they strongly develop rhythm, dexterity, and timing.

The movement control as they drum to the beat also improves the ability to concentrate on studies or homework. Resulting in a wide range of positive changes which also enhance their communication skills with their peers and adults.

2. Develops Confidence

Dedicating hours of practice and hard work to developing a skill builds confidence. The sense of reward that comes from learning how to play a song makes musicians believe in and trust in themselves while providing a growth mindset. If you can overcome the difficulties of learning how to play the drums, you will be able to handle anything life throws at you, playing the drums is a skill that carries over to many aspects of life.

3. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Many people, including young kids, suffer from everyday stress and anxiety. We all need outlets to express ourselves and let our mind and body enjoy a positive activity that reduces worries, such as drumming! Numerous studies have shown the benefits drumming provides, it boosts the mood of the player and also promotes their overall well-being. Playing the drums is a workout that releases endorphins in our brain the same way as if you were in the gym because of the constant motion required to create a tune In the process you’re creating music while burning calories and releasing endorphins!

4. Healthy form of self-expression

We all need a time in our day to allow ourselves to express our emotions and inner feelings. Music is one of the best outlets for self expression, especially playing the drums. Playing the drums can help people express themselves in a healthy manner while getting in touch with their emotional state. Drumming helps us connect to our core, enhances our sense of empowerment along with self-esteem and allows for creative expression.

5. Motor Skill Development

Playing the drums is a popular hobby among adults and children alike. While fun, drumming also has numerous health benefits that make it one of the best total body workouts you could have in your spare time. Research shows that drummers are better able to control their motor functions possess a higher degree of dexterity, are better at activities that require steady hands, and have the ability to react quickly which also enhances physical activity and sports performances.

6. Promotes Social Interaction and Teamwork

Engaging in drumming often involves collaboration with other musicians, fostering social interaction and teamwork. Whether in a band, drum circle, or a casual jam session, drummers learn to synchronize with others, enhancing their listening skills and ability to harmonize with a group. This cooperative aspect of drumming not only improves musical abilities but also cultivates interpersonal skills, empathy, and the ability to work effectively in a team setting.

7. Enhances Emotional Release and Healing

Drumming serves as a powerful medium for emotional release and healing. The physical act of drumming allows individuals to channel emotions, whether it’s joy, frustration, or sadness, into a creative and constructive activity. The rhythmic patterns and physical engagement can also be meditative, providing a therapeutic outlet that aids in processing emotions, reducing tension, and promoting mental clarity.

8. Improves Focus and Discipline

Learning and mastering the art of drumming requires a significant amount of focus and discipline. Practicing complex rhythms and maintaining a steady beat demand a high level of concentration. Over time, drummers develop an enhanced ability to focus, a skill that is transferable to academic pursuits, professional life, and daily tasks. The discipline gained from regular practice and the commitment to improve also fosters a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility.

9. Cultivates Patience and Perseverance

Mastering the drums is a journey that involves gradual progress and occasional setbacks. Drummers learn to be patient with themselves as they navigate through the learning process, understanding that skill development takes time. This journey instills a sense of perseverance, encouraging individuals to persist through challenges and to view mistakes as opportunities for growth and learning.

10. Enhances Cognitive Flexibility and Creativity

Drumming not only involves following rhythmic patterns but also encourages improvisation and the creation of new beats. This process stimulates the brain, promoting cognitive flexibility and the ability to think outside the box. Drummers often experiment with different rhythms, styles, and tempos, fostering creativity and innovation. This creative engagement can enhance problem-solving skills and open-mindedness in various aspects of life.

At the Elite Music Academy we offer the best-personalized drum lessons. You can learn in our Studio, online with your own personal instructor, or within the comfort of your own home!

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