Whether you’ve been playing for 40 years or you’re just getting started, playing the piano is a rewarding and enjoyable hobby that is worth pursuing! Piano lessons benefit your mind, body and spirit.
- 96% of public school principals believe that participating in music lessons encourages and motivates students to stay in school longer.
- The College Entrance Examination Board found that Students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no participation in music programs.
- Playing an instrument increases human growth hormone (HgH) production. This is the hormone that helps our bodies grow strong and heal quickly! A study following 130 people over two 10 week periods found that the group that took piano lessons showed significantly higher levels of HgH than the control group people who did not make music.
- Playing the piano (and many other instruments) strengthens hand-eye coordination and helps develop fine-motor skills, accord to Dr. Arthur Harvey and the American Music Conference.
- A Columbia University study found that students in the arts are more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self-confident, and better able to express ideas.
- Playing piano can reverse stress at a molecular level, according to studies conducted by Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems.
With all the benefits to be had and this list just scratching the surface, why not learn how to play?