Benefits of Learning The Piano
There has been many scientific research done to prove that learning a musical instrument can greatly benefit us. However, what we Malaysians always will recall in our younger years is that our parents would constantly reason to us that:
“You need to go for piano classes so that in the future if you can’t get a job you can become a piano teacher! “
And it was almost every parent’s dream that their daughter or son would learn to play like a certain French pianist by the name of Richard Clayderman (does anybody still remember him these days?)! Haven’t we heard all that before? Funny as it is, but let’s talk about the true benefits of learning the piano.
Improves Mathematical Skills
Playing the piano helps in this sense as the player will have better understanding of mathematics as they would need to know how to count time signatures and beats. Piano studies require them to learn how to subdivide when they are learning rhythmic notation. So this is definitely very good for young children.
Studies have found that playing the piano reduces stress and anxiety. Piano practice can actually help curb depression. It may be seen as a form of meditation. Many musicians have taken to their instruments to create some of the most beautiful music as a form of expressing themselves.
Improves Hand Muscles and Hand-Eye Coordination
Playing the piano definitely needs hand-eye coordination. Exercises and sight reading scores push our brains to sharpen our motor skills and coordination. Children or adults with reduced motor skills can benefit from picking up the piano. It helps them to connect the parts of their brain that handle coordination.
Helps Children Accept Criticism
Piano practice requires discipline. A child would need to learn a piece of music and present it to the teacher. The teacher then gives feedback on the student’s performance. The only way a student can progress is when they are told of their shortcomings and they take the step to work towards overcoming them. The ability to accept constructive criticism is very important to a child as it nurtures them to become better.
For most pianists, they would have memorised many songs over the course of their time playing the instrument. It is very common for them to have done so out of pleasure or for live performances. They have the ability to recall a piece of music to play at any time they please. This helps a person remember things better.
Keeps The Brain Active
Pianists are without a doubt natural muti-taskers. Playing an instrument is a rich and complex experience. It integrates vision, auditory senses, touch and fine movements all at the same time. All in all, it keeps your mind alert and active. It is literally a brain work out each time you play the piano. This benefits the young and the elderly.
Get a piano for a better quality of life
So now we know some of the great benefits of learning a piano. The next big question is where can we find a selection of pianos to choose from? Look no further as Nippon Piano offers a wide range of pianos to try from. We carry Wilh. Steinberg and Schönbrunn acoustic pianos exclusively. However if you are living in a condo where space and sound level is an issue, we also carry the best brands in digital pianos (Yamaha, Roland, Casio). But what if budget is still a constraint or if you are not sure if your child would continue to learn the piano for long term? Fear not, as we at Nippon Piano have a special piano rental service that starts from as low as RM99 a month! We believe in the wonders a piano can bring to our daily lives. We at Nippon Piano strive very hard to make the piano as accessible to as many people as we can to share the sheer joy of owning one. For 200 years, the piano has been a mainstay in many homes and has brought many people together through the power of music. Having one definitely improves our quality of living. Give us a call or visit us for your piano needs.