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3 Reasons Why Your Child Must Take Piano Lessons

3 Reasons Why Your Child Must Take Piano Lessons

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Between baseball, soccer, karate, and cell phones, our children’s schedules are packed with fun activities. If you were on the fence about adding piano lessons into the weekly grind, here are a few reasons why piano lessons might be an important activity for your child to be involved in.

Learning to play the piano helps teach children how to concentrate, focus, and be patient.

During a piano lesson, so many different skills are being learned. Students are essentially learning how to read an entirely new language. Children are learning to be present and in the moment and to focus on the music and the technique it takes to make the music.  It’s a great way for kids to clear their minds of stress for an hour a week and concentrate on an amazing art. Even online piano lessons are also a great way to challenge kids into learning a new skill. Learning how to sit down and focus on a task will help them in many different ways as they get older.

Piano lessons help develop speech, cognitive skills, and social abilities.

Music study requires a high degree of precision in auditory processing: being almost in tune is not good enough. This means that musically trained children are better able to distinguish subtle details of speech, leading to improved reading, better comprehension, and also a greater ability to interpret what other people– children and adults – are really saying.” (The Royal Conservatory)

Piano lessons boost self-esteem.

Piano lessons offer an activity where children can learn to accept and utilize constructive criticism. Overcoming negative feedback with practice and accomplishing goals will help build confidence and self-esteem in students. Recitals and other performances will help build confidence in other non-musical areas such as public speaking. Also, having a musical skill can help a child stand out from everyone else, further adding to their self-confidence.

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5 Responses

  1. I like how you mentioned that to help build confidence and self-esteem in students they must overcome negative feedback with practice and accomplishing goals. My sister mentioned to me last night that she is planning to enroll my nephew in piano lessons as he loves to play it and she asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I’ll be sure to tell her that it will be much better if she consults well-known private piano lessons as they can answer all her inquiries.

  2. I thought it was interesting when you said that piano lessons can help children with self-esteem by getting feedback and combining it with practice. In the end, goals are made. This is an interesting formula that makes sense. We have a 9-year-old daughter who is often challenged when it comes to her self-image and self-esteem. It sounds like piano lessons can be one of the solutions to this challenge. Since she is interested in music, we will contact a professional for lessons sometime soon.

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