"We all know that playing a musical instrument is good for the mind. The act of working out how to make pleasant noises out of a box with strings stretched across it, or a stick with a hole running through it, is meditative and calming in an increasingly hectic world. But working out which instrument is the right one for you can be just as stressful as the stress you were hoping to defuse in the first place." Fraser McAlpine
Which instrument is best for you? But first a few questions...
Do you like to use your fingers?
Do you like to blow through a straw when drinking a Coke?
Are you a singer when in the shower?
Do you like to pluck a tennis racket when there is no tennis match on the tele?
Do you like hammering and sawing, perhaps at home or at work?
If you like using your fingers you may prefer a guitar or other string instrument like a mandolin, ukulele or a banjo.
If you like to blow through straws or maybe you did as a child, perhaps a trumpet, trombone or tuba might suit.
If you sing in the shower, well, you may want to sing for yourself or for a few others until you get your confidence up, but either way singing lessons would be a good avenue.
Plucking a tennis racket may mean a guitar or electric guitar is for you. You may be a bass player even and every band needs one!
Hammering or sawing or even tapping the table at your local restaurant could mean the drums or even bowing a fiddle would be your best instrument of choice.
Anyway you choose it should be relaxing or stress free as most of our lives are busy enough.
Belfast Dreams School of Music