Learning to play an instrument benefits brain and body.
Piano is Beautiful!
There's a reason why piano is used in so many songs: It is just plain nice to listen to! The piano sounds great on its own or as part of a group of other instruments or singers. While beginners on all kinds of instruments reap the benefits of musical study, piano music can be a pleasant addition to the home from the very first day of lessons.
Multitudes of studies show that making music is correlated with academic success, social adjustment, and increased memory. While understanding the effects of music on the brain is a work in progress, it is clear that playing an instrument has benefits for kids that no other activity can match. Piano is a complex instrument requiring high levels of coordination, making it a wonderful brain-building activity!
Piano is Versatile
Pianists are sought after in every style of music, from rock and classical to new age, orchestra, and chamber groups. Piano students have opportunities to learn about and participate in many kinds of musical experiences. In addition, the musical principles students learn from piano lessons benefit their general musical and cultural knowledge.
While working hard at any complex task over a long period of time may not always be fun, children who learn to persevere through difficult challenges become harder working employees and more effective students. Experts agree that perseverance and self-discipline are huge indicators of success, and music study is a wonderful tool for developing "grit," the most common personality trait of successful people.