"Music can change the world because it can change people” - Bono
5 BENEFITS OF PIANO LESSONS
1. Piano lessons help children do better at school
Numerous studies show that children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests. There are also findings which show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
In one study conducted by Dr. Frances Rauscher (a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh) and Gordon Shaw (a physicist at the University of California at Irvine) tested preschoolers who received piano instruction. They found that preschoolers who received piano lessons scored 34% higher than their nonmusical counterparts in tests measuring spatial-temporal reasoning, which is the brain function used to understand math, science and engineering.
2. Piano Lessons Raise Self-Esteem
Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication. Not only does each mastered song increase a child’s self-esteem, but showcasing their newly learned talents at piano recitals can boost their self-esteem as much as winning in a sports competition.
Lessons also help kids to learn how to keep a positive outlook when facing difficult tasks. Mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience and this helps children to approach tasks with confidence, and not become discouraged or frustrated. Contact us for more information about private piano lesssons in Abbotsford, and online.
3. Piano Lessons Increase Coordination
Increased eye-hand coordination is almost a given for children who learn to play the piano, but they also have improved fine motor skills. Unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other—one moving fast while the other may be moving at a slower rate. All of these things help to increase a child’s overall dexterity and complex thought processes.
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4. Piano Lessons Help Children to Concentrate
Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, translate it into hand movements on the keyboard and then immediately go on to the next one. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a skill that will assist them in anything they choose to undertake in the future
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5. Piano Lessons Help Children to be Well Rounded
Regardless of whether a child plays the piano for a short time or for a lifetime, the long-term effects of their piano pursuance are many. Through playing the piano, children are exposed to classical music that they may otherwise have never heard. Kids may develop an appreciation for composers like Bach or Mozart that stays with them for life. In addition, the skills and knowledge they learn in piano may help them easily pick up another musical instrument later.