Mariah Carey, who spent a whopping $662,500 to buy the white lacquered baby piano that was once a prized possession of the Hollywood glamour queen Marilyn Monroe, the piano became a symbol of grandeur, splendid music and smarter brains. The presence of the piano in homes related to a sweet camaraderie between the members of the family who would sit together to sing songs and enjoy the sweet melodies flowing out of the piano.
In this post, I will highlight the 5 most imperative advantages of this splendid musical instrument.
1. Stimulates Both Sides Of The Brain
Piano lessons involve the complete utilization of both the right and left sides of the brain which helps in the stimulation of neural development.
A piano student is accustomed to reading two lines of music and uses both the ears, arms, legs, feet along with all the ten fingers. In order to use these different parts of the body, the student’s brain send signals to each part of the body by assigning them the task that they have to perform simultaneously.
There is hardly any other activity that involves the use of so many parts of the body at the same time in such a constructive manner. Individuals who are able to use both sides of their brains at the same time reflect a more well-rounded personality and lead more successful lives.
2. Encourages Students To Stay Focused
Those who are learning the piano learn to stay focused and achieve their goals. With the help of piano lessons, students understand the importance of setting specific goals and then gradually moving towards the accomplishment of their goals.
I have perceived how piano lesson has created positive habits as their behavior of staying focused turns natural over a time frame.
3. Improves Coordination
A piano lesson teaches students to read a piece of music, interpret it and then translate it into the movements of their hands. They immediately have to move to the next note and then the next line which means the coordination between their hands and eyes should be impeccable.
Those who play the piano have better fine motor skills in addition to close to faultless hand-eye coordination. This is on account of they use both their hands at the same time, but independently of each other. As a result, one hand may be moving fast while the other one may be moving at a slower pace.
This is why people who play the piano are more dexterous and may be able to reflect a more complex though process. This helps them do well academically and helps in the long-term by making them better professionals as well.
4. Increases Confidence
Student's confidence augments when they showcase their newly developed talent and there is an innate sense of appreciation for being able to master the song. There is no doubt that the student required a lot of patience and focus to accomplish this task, and this makes it even more rewarding for the student.
Along these lines, I organize piano concert at least once a year for student to perform their pieces in front of audience, they have to develop the courage to let go of being scared while performing so that they do not falter in their recital.
5. Makes Students Persevere
The piano is not an easy instrument. As I talked earlier, it involves an enhanced hand-eye coordination without losing patience as they make progress into their lessons. To accomplish this, students have to persevere instead of giving up when they are unable to play the piece correctly.
As time going, student will understand the importance of taking small incremental steps towards reaching the big goal of mastering the entire piece. It requires a lot of perseverance and relentless effort as they move towards learning the entire piece of music. This make them better at dealing with the various aspects of life where they persevere to achieve life goals.