10 Ways Playing The Piano Benefits Children

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Your children don't have to turn out to be a concert pianist or a virtuoso. Learning how to play the piano has such great benefits that it more than deserves to be done for the sake of itself. And who knows? Maybe some of the kids of the parents who are reading this might indeed turn out to be a great pianist!

1. It improves body coordination.

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As playing the piano develops the hand-eye coordination, it helps children learn to write easier and quicker, as well as prettier.

2. It increases the concentration span.

Following the notes while playing the piano and trying to keep on playing a piece in the same tempo teaches children to concentrate. Regular piano lessons starting from an early age have proven to contribute to attention span.

3. It develops the auditory and verbal skills.

The children who take piano lessons develop a sensitivity towards the sounds around them. For example, in a big, crowded classroom they can distinguish and focus on their teacher's voice easier. Their word memory improves and they can express themselves better.

4. It helps with speed reading.

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As one has to read two lines simultaneously and be able to quickly follow the notes, they can also read books and other material faster.

5. The connection between language and music.

Now we all know that the music and language faculties work similarly in our brains. The piano training at early age makes it easier for children to learn multiple foreign languages.

6. It improves mathematical intelligence.

Playing the piano has great effects on the left brain hemisphere. The studies proved that the children who play the piano are better at science and math at school.

7. It gives children work discipline.

The children who take regular piano lessons starting from an early age are more able to organize their lives in a disciplined and systematical way. The fact that they recognize they have improved after every lesson motivates them to work by showing them the importance of practicing.

8. It develops memory.

Someone who has taken many piano lessons, played long songs, and had to prepare a repertoire that they are ready to play any time without the notes has a very strong memory.

9. It improves abstract thinking.

There is no other way you could understand expressing the "sound of raindrops falling into the lake" with notes.

10. Aaaand also it develops intelligence!

Using the right and left hemispheres of the brain at the same time strengthens the neural connections. The relationship between piano and intelligence is more than obvious. The IQ of children who start taking piano lessons before pre-school age develops 50% more.

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