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12 Benefits Of Piano Lessons
Study after study have shown that music lessons (and some of the studies below are unique to learning piano in private lessons) grow every part of the brain! Learn more about some of the more important studies on how piano lessons can help below:
- One study found that students who took piano lessons developed more self-esteem compared to those who did not take piano lessons. As a beginner student coordinates their playing and improve their concentrate, they begins to experience confidence in their ability to handle complex tasks. In addition to coordination, concentration and confidence, students also learn discipline, dedication, and rewards for hard work.
- The same study above also showed that students who took piano lessons opened up new career options not even considered by those who didn’t take lessons.
- One study found that the size of a concert pianists brain was on average 30% larger than even highly intelligent people with no musical training!
- Another study found that music training is likely to improve verbal communication skill more than actual phonetics!
- Stronger, more coordinated hand muscles are developed by musicians who learn piano, giving them a marked advantage in skills that require more hand dexterity, as well as increasing eye-hand coordination.
- In one University of California study, students who developed piano and computer skills performed better on math skills than those who didn’t.
- After one year of lessons, one study found that students studying music had improved memory correlated with general intelligence skills.
- Another study says showed that musicians don’t typically experience a age-related degeneration of hearing the way non-musicians do.
- Improved Grades & Test Scores. One study shows that middle and high school students who study music far out perform their peers who do not study music in standardized general education tests.
- Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group.
- But if all that’s not enough, nothing beats the shear joy of making music in itself. Increased emotional health is also experienced. Many musicians similarly experience feelings of spirituality, tranquility, and deeper emotional connections and experiences as well , including conveying emotions vocally, as explored in this article.
- Playing an instrument increases your social interactions with others as you learn to play as part of a team of musicians.