Five reasons your child should take piano lessons

Students who study music achieve higher IQ’s and academic scores

A  Stanford University studay showed that children who studied music showed better reading and language skills which related to higher IQ’s.  Another study at UCLA showed when young adults studied music they achieved higher standardized test and reading scores.  These studies followed  25,000 students over ten years across all socioeconomic levels.  

When piano is studied at an early age it can become a fabric of their personality.  Kids that learn music, languages and reading skills at early ages typically retain much of that skill for life.   In today’s highly competitive world, why not make an investement in your child and create this educational advantage for them?

The piano develops a solid foundation for your child’s education 

Learning music teaches math and science.  To learn music requires children to learn pitch, (frequency) and timing (math skills.)  They also learn pattern recognition and memorization skills.  This will encourage your children to become more interested in technical subjects at school. The computer can also be used as an intregal part of creating music today; generating a greater interest in how computers work.  The piano teaches children to learn both the treble and bass clefs, which makes it easier to learn other instruments. Children that start with the piano learn other instruments faster. Learning the Playing the pianopiano is also a great foundation in learning to sing.     

Learning the piano teaches discipline

In other words, if you work hard, you will achieve something very worthwhile in the end.  This is true with most things in life.   Many children lack discipline as they grow up.  Learning to work hard at something in order to produce great results is a very good thing.  Your child will work towards playing a challenging piece of music to perform in front of others, which will create a positive sense of self-worth.   

The piano builds a strong sense of self-worth

Many kids suffer from a lack of self-confidence as they grow up.  Their self-esteem amongst their peers may be lacking.  Learning to play the piano builds self-confidence and improves self-esteem.  Learning the piano is not easy and their peers will be envious of their skills.  Working towards playing a recital piece in front of others takes courage and creates self-confidence from the experience.  This confidence will benefit them in everything they do later in life. 

To learn music is to know a universal language

It’s a unique language in that it is universally understood across the globe.  There is no French, German, Italian or Chinese version of music; there is only music.  Learning music and how to play the piano, is a new form of communication with everyone on the planet.   

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Author, Dave Sass

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