Piano Lessons are Good for You and Your Brain!

When kids are frustrated or stuck on a particular piece they sometimes ask, “What’s the point?” This is a natural thing for kids to do — they seem to do it with everything! And as a teacher, asking questions should always be encouraged. But it’s also nice to be able to provide a sweet and simple answer. Well here it is: Piano lessons are good for you and your brain!

Check out Encore Music Lessons’ helpful infographic on some of the ways piano lessons can stimulate and benefit key areas of the brain. Playing the piano should be a fun and enjoyable experience on its own, but knowing the other benefits of learning the piano might give students an extra incentive.

Presented by Encore Music Lessons

4 Responses to “Piano Lessons are Good for You and Your Brain!”

  1. Kathryn Sciberras July 25, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Hi Samantha
    I get all inspired when the newsletter comes and am glad it comes monthly. I think learning to play the trumpet is sport, uou have to breathe properly, hold the instrument properly for best result. You have to practice technique to be able to put some flare into your music. I go to the gym most days not because I am athletic, but have noted my breathing improve, the strength in my fingers improve ( I am learning the trumpet) , my lung capacity has improved. I needed these to (a) to get a sound out of the trumpet, to be able to push the keys down (dicky right arm) I just have’nt found the equipment to hone my ombechure on. But it certainly all helps.
    Love your letter
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    Kathryn S

    • Samantha Coates July 25, 2014 at 8:12 am #

      That’s fantastic feedback Kathryn, thanks. We have lots of brass players in our house… they are constantly buzzing to improve their embouchures!

  2. Judith Dolan May 21, 2015 at 2:32 am #

    Hi Samantha
    I am 69 and have just started piano lessons after a break of some 20 years. I’ve got a fantastic teacher and am enjoying it immensely. The Blitz Books are so helpful and I’m sure my brain function has improved. The main thing I have learnt as a resuming adult player is not to compare myself with others but to look at how far I have come since I started playing again. My son in law told me to be very patient with myself (he is an 8th grade player) and he is so right. Thank you for the books Samantha, they are great.

    • Samantha Coates May 21, 2015 at 6:25 am #

      HI Judith, thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely comment! You’ve made my day 🙂

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