The Piano Shop Bath Encourages Those in Isolation to Try A Musical Instrument for Mental Wellbeing

The Piano Shop Bath Encourages Those in Isolation to Try A Musical Instrument for Mental Wellbeing

A family piano business in Bath says that there has never been a better time to learn to play a musical instrument, thanks to the positive effect music is known to have on mental health and wellbeing.

The Piano Shop Bath has been forced to temporarily close its doors to visitors after more than 40 years in business due to the coronavirus pandemic but is intent on using this time to help budding musicians around the UK discover their passion for playing an instrument. With most children off school and millions of adults furloughed with businesses closed as the nation battles the virus, more and more of us are turning to bucket-list activities and trying new hobbies to pass the time in isolation.

With home workouts, baking and DIY projects soaring, The Piano Shop Bath owner, Jon Kelly says adding music into the mix can have a host of benefits. “Anxiety, depression and stress are commonplace in homes up and down the country due to the huge disruption to our typical way of life. Establishing a new routine in this new normal can be difficult with movement restricted and, for those with children at home, finding new creative outlets can be a challenge.

“Music has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and can help with lifting the mood, creating a sense of fulfilment, help with problem solving ability, enables us to feel happier and calmer. There have been numerous clinical and psychological studies into its effectiveness but over and above that, it’s a wonderful creative outlet and extremely rewarding. What better time than now to either give it a go or rediscover a forgotten passion?”

While The Piano Shop Bath’s showroom is closed to visitors, the business is still taking orders and can safely deliver both new and used pianos to homes around the country. Its website features detailed specs, images and videos of all pianos for sale. Its range of grand and upright pianos includes models from trusted names including Steinway and Yamaha.

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