- Engaging in memorization
- Eye-hand coordination
- Improves social skills
Engaging a child with a musical instrument is one of the most efficient ways to develop and enhance their motor and cognitive skills. The piano, requiring time, practice, and dedication, creates an environment of creativity, memorization and confidence for people of all ages and all around the world.
Picking up an instrument at a young age benefits a child further down the line in educational and social ways. Learning how to play the piano challenges the individual in a healthy way to memorize, interpret and produce music – all with immediate feedback through the tunes they play. Each key and melody connect to a pattern that ultimately creates a song. These key aspects are ones that can be directly applied to retaining information and processing healthy study habits as an ongoing foundation for their education. Alongside these educational benefits, are the improvement of social skills throughout the years. It is widely understood that learning how to play an instrument can build confidence that can spill over into social gatherings, meetings, and in education in all forms. Presenting information or giving a presentation for a class or event suddenly become less stressful, and even enjoyable experiences. The piano assists in the development of these cognitive skills at a high level to lead children to feeling comfortable in tense and eventful situations.
Other than arrangements that can be learned, children can be led down a creative path and begin to make their own musical arrangements. Although at first what is produced are basic rhythm patterns, this is the starting point to their creative side continuing to develop. Activities that encourage both critical and creative thinking open many doors to building success for the future. Lastly, by the pure mechanics of practicing the piano and other instruments, the improvement of motor skills advances quickly. The process of focusing and pressing each piano key precisely and in order becomes easier and easier as the skills develop. The range of sound surging from each keynote can drive children to match sound with touch, and the more subtle aspects of the pressure needed to create the tone and effect they are looking for. Presenting children with an instrument gives them the opportunity to find interest and hobbies at a young age that can push them into further academic pursuits and chances to develop their careers later in life with their own original thoughts and ideas.