The Non-Musical Benefits of Piano Study
The process of learning effective practice skills aids the child in developing patience.
Confidence and Poise:
Frequent performance helps the child develop confidence and poise that will be useful in dealing with many situations in life.
Perseverance and Commitment:
The demand of piano study teaches children to develop a commitment to projects and follow them through to completion.
Music study provides opportunities for interaction with peers to establish new friendships.
The coordination of both small and large muscles is strengthened through piano playing.
Self-Esteem and Satisfaction:
As musical skills are developed, students feel a strong sense of satisfaction in their progress and develop a feeling of self-esteem that transfers to other situations in life.
Creativity and Self-Exploration:
Music study provides a forum for communicating feelings and using imagination for creative endeavors.
Pride in Achievement:
Students develop a sense of pride in their abilities through musical achievements.
The study of piano fosters concentration that can carry over into learning other subjects.
Fun and Relaxation:
Playing piano and listening to music is fun. This skill can provide hours of entertainment and relaxation throughout one’s entire life.