Pedagogical reasons aside for now, a study published in the Royal Society’s Open Science journal found that singing classes quickly bond strangers to one another above other classes observed.

If you’re thinking: “But I can’t sing,” no problem: Research out of Northwestern University suggests that singing accurately is a skill that can decline over time if not used.

It’s not uncommon for pianists to sit through impromptu music-making opportunities for lack of our primary instrument. If you have a voice to share, that instrument is with you always and it is truly unlike any other. Love your compact, portable music-maker. Bring it with you and use it regularly. It can change people and make a difference in the world.