Are you considering enrolling your child for piano lessons? Playing the piano can have a life changing impact on young learners. Here are 10 ways in which the piano can help inspire and uplift your child.
1. Playing the piano can boost your child’s academic performance:
Research has shown that playing the piano can help boost your child’s memory skills. This is due to amount of patterns that we find in music. With this in mind, we teach learners easy pieces at first, specifically highlighting recognisable patterns. Thereafter, we teach more intricate compositions as they advance in a similar fashion. This process enables learners of all ages to start honing their long term memory skills.
Playing the piano can possibly increase students’ IQ-levels up to several points! Various sections in the brain are exercised while playing the piano. For instance, the section that controls hearing, motor skills and memory is largely used while learning to play the piano. It also activates the same parts of the brain that is used in both mathematics and science. This consequently enables pianists to understand and process these subjects better than their peers, as these areas and pathways will be better developed.
2. Your child can learn how to be patient, diligent and discipline.
Learning to play the piano is an art and requires patience, diligence and discipline. For this reason, it is an excellent way to cultivate these characteristics in a fun and age appropriate manner. It is important to note, that the level of discipline that is required, is always adjusted according to the child’s emotional level and age. Under the teacher’s guidance, your child will mature in these areas while having fun!
These characteristics, frequently influences other areas of a child’s life, including their academic discipline and other extracurricular activities.
3. Playing the piano can boost your child’s confidence:
Not only does learning the piano boost confidence, but it also helps children feel uniquely special. Every musician is unique. That is to say they are able to create beauty like no other person in the world, by creating their own compositions or adding their personal flavour to well known pieces.
4. It can help your child become more outgoing:
It is true that not all people are extroverts. However, all people long to connect with others. All music learners, no matter their natural personalities, are taught how to engage with an audience. First of all, we help learners distinguish between introversion and a lack of confidence. Secondly, we encourage children to feel confident in their identity and individuality. Thirdly, we give learners tools and pointers on how to work with an audience. Lastly, we practice speaking on stage, implementing what we have learnt.
5. Your child will make new friends:
Musicians usually have something in common, which is a love for music. A great deal of my students make friends with one another, due to this. Your child will also make friends with other music students while they create small music bands, play duets or accompanying other musicians.
6. Your child will develop a “musical ear”:
Studying music helps children become musicians. As a developing musician, they learn to appreciate all types of music and develop an ear for it. To demonstrate, R&B pianists, are exposed to classical music and taught how to both appreciate and be inspired by other styles of music.
7. Your child will learn to read music:
Reading music is a skill most people don’t have. To demonstrate the importance hereof, imagine trying to read a book, without knowing the alphabet. Instead, you rely on listening to recordings and then memorise the book, chapter for chapter. Doesn’t that just sound like a terrible idea? That is why it is important for pianists two not only play by ear, but learn pieces quicker by actually reading notated music. In the light of this, we teach learners how to read both the bas and treble clef as well as how to read chords.
8. Your child will gain a new hobby:
T.V. and video games are fun for kids, but playing the piano is much better for young minds. This being said, T.V. games can be addictive. If you would like to introduce your child to a new, exciting hobby, consider piano lessons. Not only is playing the piano fun, but it something that they can share with others, especially with their parents.
9. Your child will learn to handle stress better:
It is a well-known fact that playing music reduces stress. Music is a positive way in which to deal with life’s difficult moments. In fact, it releases a feel-good hormone called Dopamine. This is an important hormone which helps us combat and manage our stress levels. Another key point, is that music can be used to express our feelings and to tell our truth in the form of songs. It is vitally important to learn how to identify an emotion, deal with it and face your circumstances in a healthy manner.
10. Your child will improve concentration:
Concentration is something one must build. At first, your child may only be able to concentrate for 10 minutes at a time. For this reason, we include movement and different activities during music lessons, to help them focus. As your child advances, they will be able to concentrate for extended periods of time.
Piano lessons are great for children of all ages. In essence, piano lessons help learners with their confidence, concentration levels, academic performance and introduces them to an enjoyable hobby. With all this in mind, why wait? Introduce your child to a fun new instrument today!
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