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Music Lessons at A&G Music Center

A&G Music Center in Drexel Hill, PA offers music lessons to folks of all ages and skill levels.  Playing music has many benefits.  Furthermore, it will bring you a lifetime of joy!  Some additional benefits are:

  • You’ll be smarter. One of the best reasons to learn to play music is to increase your cognitive ability. …
  • Make friends. …
  • Playing an instrument relieves stress. …
  • You’ll feel proud. …
  • It builds your confidence. …
  • Improve patience. …
  • Improve memory. …
  • It makes you creative.

A&G offers lessons for the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Piano/Keyboards
  • Ukulele
  • Mandolin
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds

Benefits of Playing an Instrument from Penn Medicine

Playing an instrument may be one of the best ways to help keep the brain healthy. “It engages every major part of the central nervous system,” said John Dani, PhD, chair of Neuroscience at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, tapping into both the right and left sides of the brain.  For example, playing the violin – which, like many instruments, requires the right hand to do something different than the left–  uses the peripheral nervous system, which controls movement of your fingers, as well as gross and fine motor skills. The brain’s executive function – which plans and makes decisions – comes into play as a musician plays one part but keeps focus on what’s coming next.  Couple that with the total sensory input – visual, auditory, emotional and all at the same time – and it becomes a total “workout” for the brain. “Recent studies suggest that music may be a uniquely good form of exercising your brain,” he said. “Fun can also be good for you.”

And the best news: While learning to play an instrument as a child provides life-long benefits to the  brain, taking music lessons in your 60s – or older – can boost your brain’s health as well, helping to decrease loss of memory and cognitive function. Results from a study of people who started to play piano between the ages of 60 and 85 noted that “after six months, those who had received piano lessons showed more robust gains in memory, verbal fluency, the speed at which they processed information, planning ability, and other cognitive functions, as compared with those who had not received lessons.” So it’s never too late.

Music Lessons Available

Are you or someone you know looking for a great music teacher?  We have excellent and enthusiastic teachers, who work with students of all ages and levels.  Give us a call today at 484 452 6413 to set up a time slot for your lessons!

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