All instruments have the potential to comfort us. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Picking up a musical instrument teaches patience, boosts creativity and so much more. As if that wasn’t enough, there are a plethora of different types of instruments.

For example, the trumpet belongs to the brass family, while the piano belongs to the percussion family. However, with so many different musical instruments to choose from can be frustrating. Instead, focus your search on instruments that produce soothing sounds: 1 2

Steel Tongue Drum

They call it the tongue drum because the slits look like “tongues”. They’re easy to use because they only have 9-13 notes and are portable. You can play the notes with your hands or by using a pair of mallets.

When choosing an instrument, make sure you’re having fun and set realistic goals. For example, rather than playing the ukelele to be the best ukelele player in the world, see how many songs you can learn each week.


A tiny instrument, the kalimba features 17 notes that are played by plucking them. Despite their small size, the beautiful instrument still produces calming sounds. They usually come with a tuning hammer which is used to tune the instrument.

Native American Flute

The Native American flute isn’t your typical flute. It plays 5 beautiful notes and only has 5-6 holes. Aside from its elegant tunes and looks, it’s fun and satisfying to play.