Piano experts urge British public to destress with keys
People in the UK are working longer hours, feeling more stressed and less secure, a new study has found. Renowned piano expert Celine Gaurier-Joubert is urging the British public to find a creative outlet, including taking up piano, to help destress and turn their mind off work during the evenings and weekends.
The British Social Attitudes survey found that over a third of workers describes themselves as ‘always’ or ‘often’ stressed, with professional and managerial workers the most likely to be feeling under pressure. Stress can have a serious impact on health and wellbeing and a hobby that helps those that are dealing with tension unwind can support a positive mindset and productivity.
Celine Gaurier-Joubert points to music as an excellent option, noting that focussing on a piano’s keys and nurturing talent can allow those with highly pressurised careers to switch off for a time and recharge. In fact, a study from the Royal College of Music found that even simply listening to a concert leads to a decrease in stress hormones and negative mood states.
Celine Gaurier-Joubert, Founder of The London Piano Institute, said, “Everybody needs to find something that they’re truly passionate about and helps to get them out of ‘work mode’. Learning to play the piano has lots of benefits and has been proven to help people destress and improve IQ. Whether it’s just for an evening a week or during a work lunch break taking some ‘me time’ to develop a creative skill can help individuals feel refreshed and ready to tackle their daily routines and, of course, they’ll be able to develop their musical talent.”
The London Piano Institute specialises in delivering piano tuition to adults, offering both group lessons and private one-on-one tuition, from complete beginners to advanced pianists looking to further develop their skills. The organisation focuses on playing for pleasure but with renowned and talented instructors students can develop quickly and become accomplished amateur pianists themselves.
To find out more visit http://www.londonpianoinstitute.co.uk/.
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The London Piano Institute was founded in 2011 to provide piano tuition for passionate and enthusiastic adults, from complete beginners to advanced pianists. Founder Celine Gaurier-Joubert has almost 20 years of experience in coaching amateur pianists to become outstanding.