"Why piano lessons"? you may ask.
Is your reason for taking piano lessons to build self confidence, brain development and well being?
OR could it be my
piano cake? At the end of each school year my local piano students ask me
"Will you serve your piano cake again at our recital?"My reply is
always, "Yes, I will."And I do. They all enjoy eating it. It is served
after the piano pieces are presented at a recital I call a piano party to a supportive audience of parents, siblings, grandparents and friends. For online students I ask them to enjoy a piece of cake in their own home at the same time as local students are eating their pieces of cake. Those people who play at our piano party online as well as those locally tell me it is an exciting experience for everyone.
OR perhaps your reason for taking piano lessons is so you will receive a strong background and appreciation of music while building self confidence when you receive instruction on how to play music at the piano.
Could this reason be better than biting into my delicious scratch piano cake?
The earlier lessons begin, the more senses that are used, the longer these sessions continue, the better for brain development.
Could your reason for taking lessons be so you will discover a wonderful feeling of well being when you learn to express yourself by playing music?
PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN
Recent studies have shown that children who have lessons that begin at an early age, with the continued support of parents and teachers, do better in other subject areas dealing with spatial relationships, patterns, memorization, hand eye coordination, as well as developing self confidence, awareness of history through study of composers and their lives in context with the times in which they lived.
ADULT PIANO LESSONS
There is strong support from researchers on the importance of learning to play the piano keyboard for brain development in early years and maintaining function in later years. Adults greatly benefit from continued lessons. New pathways can be created. Did you know that you can keep those pathways working by using as many senses as possible to play the piano: aural (hearing), visual (seeing), kinesthetic (touching) and expression (emotion)?
Many psychologists in music and brain research have said that music intelligence has a positive effect on other intelligences. This intelligence is not necessarily innate but can be learned.
I bet you are wondering: Can learning basic concepts and memorization of patterns begin at the piano even without eating cake? This new knowledge is invaluable and is easily applied to other disciplines.
Why piano lessons?
It looks like there are other reasons than only eating delicious chocolate piano cake for taking piano lessons for on-line as well as local students.
I will continue to bake my cake so you can use your sense of taste following your visual, aural and kinesthetic piano playing experience!