Always had a passion to play the piano?

Then Newham Music’s new adult tuition classes in the Olympic Park could prove a perfect passtime.

Making sweet sounds could also reduce stress and boost confidence, claim the group which believes the “transformative power of music education” is just as rewarding for older learners as it is for children.

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Group and individual sessions in piano, keyboard, electric, acoustic and bass guitar, violin and viola will run for three hours from mid January, every Wednesday at Chobham Academy.

Manager for teaching and learning, Julie Sharpe, said: “Learning to play an instrument or sing is fantastic for your brain, well-being and confidence as learning music uses more parts of the brain at the same time than any other activity, but most importantly learning music is creative, stress-relieving and fun.”

Every Wednesday, 6pm to 9pm, from £12, Chobham Academy

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