Playing piano not only does playing the piano sound great, but it is also beneficial to enhancing your child’s ability to learn, reason, and develop. As we have discussed before piano lessons are an amazing introduction to playing music as the skills learned in piano lessons can easily transfer to a multitude of other instruments. Today we will discuss the developmental benefits of learning to play the piano among other instruments.
Increased Brain Development – While not specific to piano lessons, playing music in general increases cognitive development by connecting neurological pathways that are rarely connected by any other activity. These connections are key to acceleration in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Hand-Eye Coordination – Because you are working with your hands and fingers in conjunction with your sight, piano lessons help to strengthen hand-eye coordination. This skill is further developed even after initial lessons, due to the link created between reading sheet music as you play the piano. These skills are handy in a variety of applications, but many find it beneficial for those participating in sports.
Fine Motor Skills – Once again, working with your hands has major benefits for the developing child as well as adults. The use of fingers during piano lessons is key to developing fine motor skills that will benefit typing, painting, writing, and other day-to-day activities.
If you feel that your child would benefit from the developmental impact of piano lessons contact Soaring Dance Theatre in Monroe, New York. We offer a variety of classes for both kids and adults, including dance classes, drama school, and piano lessons.