The facts that climate change is real and music relieves stress are the only two things scientists, by-and-large, seem to be in complete agreement on. That’s why we’re here to convince you to stop throwing plastic in the ocean and start playing a musical instrument. Step one: stop throwing plastic in the ocean. Moving on. Research shows that learning to play a musical instrument lowers stress, reduces anxiety, aids in developing problem-solving skills, stimulates the imagination, and provides a sense of accomplishment. If you’re still not sold, the act of playing a musical instrument also directly affects the areas of…

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