Did you know that playing a musical instrument can actually improve your health?
Yamaha's Music and Wellness Institute has been conducting research on the health benefits of active music making.
Less than 7% of American adults actually play a musical instrument today.
Their first finding, "Making Music Switches off Stress", WebMD, looked at 45 stress-related genes. Nineteen of these genes were reversed in the study group that participated in a recreational music-making program, The study group who spent time just relaxing only had six stress genes reversed.