The champagne is in the fridge, party poppers are pending and the new year resolutions are beginning to appear on your social media feeds. Your friends declaring their desire to try something new. It happens every year, January seems to be the month most people set new goals. I’ve never really fully understood this concept…goals can be created at any time (any time!). However, I’m all on board in supporting these new ventures. Why wouldn’t I be? If you can learn something new or better yourself, then I’m all in!

I keep telling myself my coffee addition in the morning really should stop. Converting to tea really isn’t a solution. I have no excuse if I’m honest, the office water fountain is (let me count) 5 steps away roughly… (no I didn’t walk and count, it’s a guess).

Gosh, I could go on…

Whatever you’re doing this evening to celebrate 2018 and welcome 2019, from all of us here at Normans we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. There’s talks of takeaways, pub crawls, posh restaurants in the office all accompanied by oh, and there’s a bottle of champagne in the fridge! Some are even performing at local gigs. We are a busy bunch!

If you’re creating goals or a new year’s resolution for 2019, I’d recommend learning a musical instrument. Firstly, because it’s a fantastic stress relief and secondly, the high level of satisfaction you’ll get when you finally reach that note or can play that chord. It’s a fantastic way of relaxing, meeting new people and expanding your skill set. In no particular order, below I’ve listing the top 5 most popular instruments to learn. These instruments are popular mostly due to being low cost, you don’t want to be spending lots on your first instrument. You may even be interested in our rental scheme.

Should you need any help or guidance to picking the instrument for you, then you can call our friendly advisors on 01283 535333 and they’ll be happy to help you choose.

beginner clarinet

beginner-guitar

keyboard

sonata trumpet

saxophone

 

About the author

Shona joined the Web Team in September 2017 after graduating from university in Sport Science and Management. She is enjoying being part of the team and learning more about the world of Normans and Music. Shona played the clarinet at school but you're more likely find her belting out a Little Mix track these days; doing her very own Carpool Karaoke.

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