With the new school year kicking off, we are starting our new terms of piano lessons in Stratford NS, Rathgar and Rockford Manor, Blackrock. We are delighted to welcome students back to piano lessons after the summer break. As well as tutoring returning piano players, we are also working with students who plan on doing Piano for Junior and Leaving Cert practical exams. We will also be preparing students for the RIAM and ABRSM graded exams.
Our piano lessons are incredibly popular every year, with more and more students eager to sign up. Read on to find out the benefits that playing the piano has on children.
1. Piano lessons improve ability and concentration in school.
One great benefit children receive from piano lessons is that it also helps with their school lessons. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument, score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
2. Piano lessons improve hand-eye co-ordination.
Students who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other, one moving fast while the other may be moving at a slower rate. All of these things help to increase a child’s overall dexterity and complex thought processes.
3. Concentration levels are improved in piano lessons.
Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, translate it into hand movements on the keyboard and then immediately go on to the next one. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a skill that will assist them in anything they choose to undertake in the future.
4. Piano lessons can improve a person’s self-esteem.
Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication. Not only does each song mastered increase a child’s self-esteem, but showcasing their newly learned talents at piano recitals can boost their self esteem as much as winning a game in a sports competition.
Lessons also help kids to learn how to keep a positive outlook when facing difficult tasks. The understanding that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience helps children to approach tasks with confidence, and not become discouraged or frustrated.
5. Piano lessons help children become well-rounded.
Regardless of whether a child plays the piano for a short time or for a lifetime, the long-term effects of their piano pursuance are many. Through playing the piano, children are exposed to classical music that they may otherwise have never heard. Kids may develop an appreciation for composers like Bach or Mozart that stay with them for life. In addition, the skills and knowledge they learn in piano may help them easily pick up another musical instrument later.
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