A poll of 1,000 people who play the guitar, piano and drums found a quarter experience a sense of escapism when they play.
Meanwhile, 35 per cent of musicians say playing boosts their mood while 31 per cent feel more relaxed.
Three in 10 instantly feel more positive when they pick up their instrument with 29 per cent feeling inspired to be more creative.
Sandeep Jassi from Allianz Musical Insurance, which commissioned the survey, said: “Playing a musical instrument has many benefits – with mood boosting being one of them.
“They provide a sense of escapism that’s difficult to find elsewhere, so it’s no wonder people turn to instruments for relaxation and happiness.”

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Instruments – the prized possession
The research also found 26 per cent are most likely to play their instrument after a stressful day at work, whilst 22 per cent will play when they have money worries.
A further 22 per cent find they deal with

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