Every aspect of learning music has a place in the student’s life and provides a personal improvement, both mentally and emotionally.
- Concentration – Reading music requires total concentration. While playing the piano, the student must concentrate on reading two lines of music, while using ten fingers, both ears, and one or both feet. Learning to play the piano allows a child to exercise all these skills in a constructive manner.
- Hand-eye Coordination – Children who take piano lessons often perform better in sports because reading music develops hand-eye coordination.
- Coordination – Piano lessons help students develop manual dexterity (Definition: Skill and grace in physical movement).
- Discipline – Through weekly piano lessons, consistent practice and performance, students graduate to a higher level of self-discipline.
- Creativity – Music inspires creative thinking and encourages children to explore their imagination.
- Memory Development – Memorizing music involves visual, aural, analytical, and kinesthetic (muscle) memory.
- Self-Confidence – Performing on the piano in front of a teacher, a family member, other students, or an audience instills confidence and helps a child to overcome shyness.
- Self Esteem – Completing a difficult task, such as learning a new piece of music, can be very rewarding. This allows a piano student to feel good about what they have achieved. Knowing they are becoming skilled pianist, while experiencing each accomplishment of learning a new piano piece, gives a child pride in themselves.
- Sociability – Piano lessons encourage a child to reach out toward new friendships by sharing a mutual interest in piano or performing the piano in front of peers. Piano lessons help children to gain the confidence needed to grasp opportunities for social interactions.
- Satisfaction – The knowledge that their latest piano piece has been mastered, or their hardest Major scale has been conquered, teaches satisfaction in their achievements.
- Improves Study Habits – Playing the piano is a step by step process which teaches a child to set goals and how to accomplish them.
- Gaining a Lifelong Skill – Once a student learns to simultaneously read music and play the piano, they may carry this skill and derive great enjoyment from it for life.
- And it makes you happy!
On top of all the good aspects of learning, having the love of music brings light to our lives. Music is all around us and makes the world a better place!