Singing lessons can bring joy to anyone! When you start to come to use your own unique and special instrument, you may find that you leave happier than when you came. This is because using your instrument promotes certain hormones in your body to make you feel happy! One of those hormones is called endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters, which are specific chemicals that send messages from one part of your brain to the next. They are very important to your central nervous system! Endorphins are in charge of blocking pain and controlling your emotions. Often times they are responsible for our feelings of happiness! When you come to singing lessons, you release endorphins into your brain and it gives you a feeling of joy, much like exercise. Singing lessons are known to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Because of the freedom that exists when your voice is fully developed, there is a sense that any barrier can be overcome. You will hear many people say, “I came to gain confidence in my voice, and I gained confidence in my entire life!” You may also find that if you are in chronic pain, singing lessons start to ease that. This is because another function of released endorphins is blocked pain. Studies show that those who take singing lessons have lower levels of cortisol than those who do not. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone”, and doing what you can to lower it is always a positive thing! When you take out the time to do something for yourself, you may find that you come alive in a way that you have not been able to for many different reasons. Isn’t it time to wake back up to the things that you are meant to love? Start today, and see your world get a little brighter!