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Benefits of Playing Piano
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of having a piano in your life is also the one we've known about the longest ... the uplifting effect it has on your spirit. When you sit on the bench and open the cover, you tap into ways in which to gain substantial benefits. Playing the piano is an excellent way to strengthen hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Students who take piano learn a great deal about discipline, dedication, and the reward of hard work. Scientists believe that studying music can improve test scores, increase mathematical and scientific aptitudes, increase self-esteem, increase emotional health. These benefits arise from the fact that learning music requires the brain to read and interpret musical notes, move both hands and all ten fingers independently, and causes both the left and right brain to build connectors to each other ...
... and the list continues ...
Pride in Achievement
Fun and Relaxation
But when you sit down at the piano to play, it's okay if none of these other benefits crosses your mind. For three hundred years, the simple joy of making music has been all the reward a piano player ever needed. For most of us, it's still enough!
Music is a universal expression of the human spirit; a basic human need. It allows us to communicate our deepest ideas and feelings; to explore and preserve our cultural heritages; and to celebrate the realms of emotion, imagination, and creativity that result in new knowledge, skills, and understanding. Therefore,
every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences. ~ MENC's Preamble