Everyone loves listening to their favorite song or a beautiful piece of music played perfectly on the piano. But, not everyone knows that playing the piano benefits more than just those listening. Piano playing has several advantages that can help the player in many facets of their life. Playing the piano is great for people of all ages, and it’s never too late to start! Here are a few reasons why you should start.
While you may think making time for you to practice playing will just be another thing on your list of to-dos, playing actually helps you better manage the stress you may be feeling. Studies have shown that there is a link between playing the piano and lower blood pressure, stress levels, heart rate, and reduction of anxiety and depression. Piano playing is a great way to escape the daily grind and focus on something else to ease your mind.
Receive Criticism Graciously
Most of us don’t enjoy receiving criticism or constructive feedback but it is a necessary part of life. Playing the piano is a great way for children (or the child within) to learn how to receive feedback from a young age and in a safe place. The constructive criticism of students helps them in the future as they receive feedback from their peers and teachers. This enables students to want to look for ways to improve in their schooling, personal lives, and career goals without wanting to take the easy way out
Work on Split Concentration
Want to get better at multitasking? Learn to play the piano! You may not be able to play two songs at the same time but, you will learn to play with both of your hands while reading the music and using the pedals. Concentrating on different areas of projects at the same time is an invaluable skill that can translate into all the facets of your life.
Improve Your Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is a big word that really means how adept out brains’ are to change and improvement. Who doesn’t want to get smarter? Music and the act of playing the piano can help to improve your brains’ neuroplasticity because you are making new neural connections which helps your brain in other aspects as well! Playing the piano builds your brainpower.
Playing the piano provides you with so many benefits, and the great news is you can start today! No matter how old you are it’s the perfect time to improve your piano playing skills. If you want help improving your skills on a flexible schedule, try us out today and sign up for one of our online piano classes!