We’ve said this multiple times but we can’t stress this enough: starting your musical journey at
any age is a great idea. Whether you want to reconnect with singing, or a musical instrument,
there are many benefits of introducing music to your day.

We recently marked World Percussion Day. In the spirit of the celebrations, here are some of
our top four reasons why you should consider learning to play the drums:

1 – It is a stress reliever

Even playing for a few minutes helps you release stress and puts you in a better mood. Some
studies have shown that your brain releases feel-good endorphins after playing. This is because
of the physical stimulation of playing the drums and the sound vibrations that resonate through
you as a result. It is a fun, cathartic experience and has been shown to have a positive effect on
anxiety and grief.

2 – It is a powerful tool of self-expression

Every instrument is its own exercise in creativity and getting in touch with your emotions. The
drums are a unique way to help you understand your emotions better.

3 – Playing the drums is tied to math

There is math involved in drumming. There are numbers and intervals that you need to
understand better if you want to get better at keeping rhythm. This is a fun way to exercise the
“math” part of your brain.

self-paced course on drumming by Grammy award-winning drummer Russ Miller, click here. For more tips on your musical journey, check out the SaPa blog.)