Benefits of Music
Research tells us children who PLAY MUSIC do better in school and in life. The number of adults who regret not having learned to play the piano as children is staggering. Many of these same adults, as parents, want to give their children the lessons they never had.
There is an undeniably strong correlation between music education and the development of skills that children need to become successful in life. Kids who take piano lessons learn discipline, patience, coordination, sensitivity, and the rewards of hard work. Playing the piano is an excellent way to strengthen eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. Students involved in music are less likely to be involved in gangs, drugs or alcohol abuse and have better attendance in school.
Music lessons have been shown to improve a child’s performance in school. After eight months of keyboard lessons, preschoolers tested showed a 46% boost in their spatial IQ, which is crucial for higher brain function. (Francis Rauscher, PhD., Gordon Shaw, PhD., University of California, Irvine.)
Scientific studies have proven that piano instruction increases a child’s ability to learn basic math, science, and reading…and students who participate in piano lessons score higher on standardized tests. According to the College Board, students with involvement in music score an average of 100 points higher on SAT tests than students who do not.
The piano is an excellent way to begin. No other instrument matches it for its broad application of musical concepts. Playing the piano is a gift that your children will enjoy throughout their lives.
Making music can improve your quality of life. Active participation in music challenges the mind, sparks the imagination, and brings joy and satisfaction. It’s simple to get started even if you’ve never played the piano before. According to a Michigan State University research project, older Americans found that keyboard lessons significantly reduced anxiety, depression and loneliness.