The Benefits of Learning Piano
- 9th October 2017
- Posted by: SOPM
- Category: Hobbies
Although often taken for granted, the birth of the piano drastically changed the music scene. The piano is found in all music genres, from famous pop songwriters to classical music composers and everything in between. It’s become a constant in the music world due to its wide range of versatility and power. The benefits of learning the piano go far and beyond just learning how to play an incredible instrument.
1. The piano acts as a gateway to all music genres
The piano is the perfect tool for any composer. It provides composers with a huge range, dynamic options, straightforward performance, and a beautiful tone. Any song with a melody and chord progression can be adapted to be played on the piano. Many famous musicians started off by experimenting with the piano.
2. It’s easy to play
The piano is incredibly easy to learn, unlike some other instruments. Operating a piano is simple: when a key is pressed, a sound is produced. This makes the piano a manageable instrument to teach to young children.
3. It makes learning music theory easy
Learning the piano provides users with an easy way to understand music theory. This is because music theory can be visualised with the use of the black and white keys on the keyboard, which makes it easier than learning it on a guitar or trumpet. When a piano student learns how to play their first chord, they’re learning music theory.
4. The piano helps improve cognitive skills
Studies have shown that learning the piano gives students cognitive improvements. Learning to play and read music helps students keep their brain sharp and focused. The skills learnt by children will benefit them for a lifetime.
5. It helps relieve stress
The piano delivers more than just beautiful sounds and human emotion. Science has shown that learning to play the piano is so beneficial that it can treat depression and alleviate stress. Playing the piano is an easy, drug-free way to boost your mood and health.
The benefits of learning the piano are diverse, but to achieve these benefits, you’ll need an experienced instructor to help you get started. A good teacher will help you understand everything you need to know about the piano, including simple warm-ups and scales to get used to playing.
At The School of Popular Music, you’ll find experienced piano teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching and will make your learning experience a great one.