Researchers found that playing a musical instrument helps reduce stress. Additional benefits are a lowered heart rate and blood pressure. In short, playing a musical instrument relaxes us. And while this is true, did you know that not all brands of musical instruments are created equal? Some produce unbelievably mellifluous sounds while some simply sound flat, even to the untrained ear. What we, at Parsons do, is to make sure that the musical instruments we offer are of the best quality.