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Music and Hemophilia

After a bleed in my knee at age 13, I began playing an instrument. And after that, I never stopped. My name is Lucas. I’m from Argentina and I recommend trying to play an instrument.

During my childhood, hemophilia caused me to struggle. But after I found pleasure in playing instruments I realized the effect it had on my mood and how fun it really was. Playing an instrument has made me more positive and helped me gain self-esteem. I started to see the glass half full.

Music has given me a positive daily routine, helped me create lasting memories and provided me with the opportunity to meet new people who eventually became my friends. Whenever I am going through a tough time, inviting people over to play instruments and make music together always helps me stay positive.

Music and Health

In addition to my personal experience, some scientific research also points to the advantages of music for our everyday life. Playing or listening to music can help reduce stress, improve concentration and even positively impact attitude. Music not only makes us feel better, but may even make us smarter.

Music and Hemophilia

As a person with hemophilia, you might not have the luxury of choosing all your activities, as your health situation may inhibit you from participating in certain sports. Playing an instrument is a safe option that will help you through the bad times and will enable you to make friends, become more positive and forget your problems. I’ve gotten to know many people with hemophilia who play instruments. I recommend that you meet some as well, and then experience it for yourself.

How to Start and How Much to Invest

If you have an instrument available to you, use it and start gradually from beginner chords and melodies to your first full song. Playing a little each day will help you to improve quickly; personally, I invest one hour per day in order to maintain a good musical level.

When it comes to instruments, there are a lot of options. For example, harmonicas, electric bass, keyboards and guitars require only a few rhythmic skills or chords in order to produce great music!

And if you don’t have the opportunity to play an instrument, you can still get in touch with your musical side by making rhythms or simply starting to sing.

So why not give music a try? I promise it will be worth it. It helped me, and it can help you too!