Benefits of Playing the Piano

Develop eye-mind coordination

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.

Develop the ability to cope with several things at once

Children will develop the ability to deal with several things at once as well as a positive outlook when facing difficult tasks.

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 stay with them for life. In addition, the skills and knowledge they learn in piano may help them easily pick up another musical instrument later.

Not afraid to express yourself

Not only does each song mastered increase a child’s self-esteem, but showcasing their newly learned talents at piano recitals can boost their self esteem.

Better in academic results

Numerous studies show that children, who play an instrument, score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike.

There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.

Dr. Frances Rauscher, a psychologist at the University of Oshkosh, and Gordon Shaw, a physicist at the University of Carlifornia 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.

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