A lot of parents are enrolling their kids in piano lessons whether the child asked for it or not. Most of them also think that starting the lessons the earlier the better. Scientifically, it’s true. Children who are taking piano or any music lessons at a very young age become more creative and intellectually sharp than those who don’t.
In this article, we’ll discuss more in detail the effects of taking piano lessons in children and maybe at the end of this article, you might enroll right away. Let’s get started!
Taking piano lessons can help in improving a child’s academic abilities
When a child learns how music and rhythm works, it helps them understand patterns and divisions which in turn help them improve in mathematics. As their lessons in piano progresses, the learners will develop their memory retention, both short- term and long- term. Also, learning piano or other musical instruments gives children an introduction to physics. It could give them an idea how vibrations work and how sound travel in waves. There’s a lot of methods in learning music that can be related to academic subjects which the children can learn as they progress.
Piano lessons teach children patience and discipline
Children taking piano lessons need to allot a specific time every day for their lessons and they need to be patient as it will take not only days, or months but sometimes, even years for them to master a single piece or to be able to perform with other musicians. Added bonus trait that your child can learn or hone is being respectful to his or her fellow music learners. This can manifest during a recital where a child needs to wait for his turn in performing his piece and he or she needs to be quiet while others are performing.
It hones social skills
This usually happens when a child starts to work in full group. The child will be able to adjust his pace so that he can be in tune with the other musicians. Other classes also group the children and give them projects to work on. This gives way for them to converse more effectively and solve problems as a team.
Piano lessons develop the child’s self- esteem
When a constructive criticism is explained properly to a child, he will not take his mistake as something that he should be ashamed of. Other children become discouraged when they are being corrected in a wrong way and that is something that the parents and instructors need to avoid at all cost. It will only leave them resentful and might cause behavioral problems later on. When a child has accepted that it’s okay not to be perfect, he can easily work on the things that he needs to improve.
It improves the child’s physical ability
Playing a piano will need you to focus your eyes on the musical sheet while fingers play the keys. Being trained in this skill helps the children to have better hand and eye coordination which can also be used in other activities in day to day lives.
Enrolling your children in piano or any musical instrument lessons can help him or her in developing a great deal of his skills and personality.