07 Feb Music
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Did you play an instrument when you were younger, but school or work took over your adult schedule and you quit? Maybe it’s time to pick up an instrument. Playing music is a wonderful hobby that can enrich your life, and even the lives of those around you. The Billings Adult Community Education program is ready to help you achieve your goals.
One reason to choose to learn to play music is that it bolsters both your memory and your reading skills. And the benefits are for both the young and the old. Scientifically, the act of reading music and playing an instrument increases the amount of grey matter in the brain (This is the part of the brain that is composed of most of the brain’s neuronal cell bodies).
Music is therapeutic, and it reduces stress and anxiety. It’s a terrific activity if you want to be independent or social. To play music by yourself in a quiet room is a terrific experience, and equally so to play music with others, perform for others. Music class is a terrific way to meet people who have similar interests and goals.
There are a few courses offered for the aspiring musician in the Billings Adult Community Education program. There is a basic acoustic guitar course (for details on times and dates please check the brochure or call the office). In it students will be taught basic guitar concepts, including the skills of picking and strumming, basic cords and scales, and how to play simple songs. For those who consider themselves proficient at the basics, there is also an Intermediate course and a course on playing Blues Guitar. If you have any questions about the guitar classes offered, or one of the other many courses included for the purpose of either personal enrichment or professional certification, then call the office at the Billings Community Education office today.