Man Sculpting: How tickling the ivories can be good for you

FEATURE — Learning a new skill like playing the piano takes an incredible amount of courage and while it’s no secret it can bring joy to yourself and those around you listening, did you know it can produce some amazing health benefits as well? And what better time to consider it than the beginning of a new year?

For this episode of “Man Sculpting,” St. George News videographer Sheldon Demke faces down a fear and finds a new passion for one of his favorite musical instruments with Piano Gallery manager John Sato.

Watch Sheldon conquer his nervousness with piano expert John Sato on “Man Sculpting” in the media player above

Not only does tickling the ivories make you and the ones listening around you feel better, it can improve memory, inspire creativity, increase brain function and enhance coordination, all while being one of the best stress relievers in the world.

Research has shown playing music on a regular basis has the potential to relieve depression and increase in quality of life in older adults.

Of course we can’t all be Stevie Wonder who said “Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand,” and it doesn’t even matter. Challenge yourself to venture out in that world without fear because the rewards from learning to play an instrument are boundless.

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