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  • Writer's pictureLorcan Cleary

Top 5 Benefits of Piano Lessons For Your Child

1. Improved focus, dexterity, and emotional understanding

Expressive outlets like piano lessons, allow students to focus on something they love. Students feed into their passion the more they accomplish. This natural reward system allows students to develop an understanding of benefits of hard work and discipline. Many piano students have sharpened motor skills as well as improved dexterity and hand-eye coordination .Students who struggle with emotional expression or concentrated focus, will find that their natural passion helps them succeed and overcome adversity!

2. Cognitive benefits

Time spent working on coordination and motor skills at the piano enhances neural connections which can last a lifetime. These changes will improve brain development which lasts well into adult life. The body’s natural defence against memory loss and cognitive decline is also heightened. Piano lessons can have a favourable effect on our verbal working memory, hearing and communication.

3. Extra self-awareness

Students gain valuable life lessons, crucial self-awareness and analysis that will help them excel in other areas of their life. They must think critically about their current playing while focusing on adjusting pace, volume and expression. The enjoyment of music, and the ability to share that enjoyment with others, is a fun and fantastic social benefit of piano lessons!

4. Additional health benefits

Studies show that time spent at the keyboard improves mental health: people who make music experience less anxiety, loneliness and depression. Piano playing has also been found to provide excellent stress relief. Music has been shown to reduce heart and respiratory rates and to lower blood pressure and increase immune response. Pianists also have generally stronger hand and forearm muscles than the average person.

Research has shown that Piano lessons have a significant impact on increased levels of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) which slows adverse aging effects, helps to regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function. (WebMd)

5. Improved aural awareness

No matter what age you are, playing the piano can improve your aural skills. Piano students develop a sense of pitch, the ability to identify musical intervals, and chords. These skills are important outside of music too. They make it easier to identify sounds and patterns in foreign languages.

Are you in Dublin 8 or the surrounding area and looking for Piano Lessons? Email for more info.


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