The piano may not the easiest instrument to learn but arguably it is the greatest instrument to learn first!
Piano teaches notes and scales first, from there you will learn how to make different combinations to form chords. This ties into music theory which is an integral part of piano and why it can take longer to learn than most instruments.
The key areas that we will cover in lessons, regardless of age or skill include: creative exploration, technique, and repetoire. This is done through drills, scales, rhythm, and sight reading.
It is important for students explore music as they are called to. Beginning students especially need to follow their internal dialog. Young students can get bored with lessons and repetative practicing. Allowing students to help choose the directions of their lessons is a strategy I use to help hold their interest and peak musical exploration.
Practicing the piano exercises your creative, logical, visual, emotional, auditory, and motor functions!
Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument
A lot of research has been done to prove that learning to play a musical instruments improves our intellect. Some of the benefits you will gain while learning to play the guitar are:
- Builds brain power
- Helps think outside the box
- Develops self discipline
- Improves self esteem
- Hightens listening skills
- Improves reading skills
- Helps connect with emotions
- Reduces Stess aka is a mental outlet