When you are thinking about taking the plunge and learning how to play a musical instrument, it can be a difficult endeavor complete with heartache and pain. You may succeed in learning the instrument, but the path to that point can be difficult.
So why would one want to take the time to learn a musical instrument, practicing hours a day just so they can become proficient at it. Is it worth it? Well, yes it is.
Learning a musical instrument is like learning to play a new sport. It will give you abilities and talents you can use later in life, which you never knew even existed. Learning to play an instrument is also incredibly important in helping you to learn how to use your creative side. This is not to say that you are going to be the next Paul McCartney or Beethoven. Most likely you will simply find your music to be a wonderful outlet that you use whenever you need to express yourself. It does not mean that you will be rich and famous, far from it.