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Drum kits 'have health benefits'

People who purchase a drum kit could enjoy a number of health benefits, according to a music teacher.

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br /> Jamie Muffett, who teaches drums in Chichester, said playing the instrument is a very good way of alleviating problems such as stress and anxiety.

Speaking to the Midhurst and Petworth Observer, he noted that many drummers also benefit from improved concentration and coordination, as well as happiness and confidence.

"Playing drums is an incredibly rewarding instrument and from the first lesson you can get very satisfying results," he commented.

Mr Muffett added that learning to play a musical instrument can be a "route down a better path" for many people.

This, he said, is because it allows them to acquire a skill they can use for their entire lives, as well as something that opens up new social opportunities.

The advice comes after The Who's Keith Moon was voted the most legendary drummer of all time in a poll by Manchester's 106.1 Rock Radio.

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Posted on 22 Jun 2009 17:00 to category : Instruments News

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