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How Piano Lessons Can Benefit Your Preschooler

As a parent, you might be wondering if enrolling your child in piano classes can be beneficial. There is research and studies to show the significant benefits. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Playing musical instruments stimulates the brain

When it comes to hobbies, both interactive and passive hobbies offer unique advantages. Playing a musical instrument, like a piano, is an interactive hobby. Your child will develop various skills while learning to play. Later on, the mental workout provided by learning to play the piano can pay off in school and other academic pursuits. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, playing a musical instrument improves the areas of the brain associated with motor control. This same study also found that musical training is associated with cortical thickening in areas of the brain related to executive functioning, inhibitory control, and the processing of emotions, which can improve working memory, attention control, organization, and planning for the future.

2. Teaches patience early on

Learning to play any musical instrument will involve a lot of effort, persistence and focus. This will help children develop patience as they are required to practice and apply their skills consistently.

3. Promotes fun, hands-on learning

With small children, they often learn best when the activity is engaging. Many children enjoy playing musical instruments, including pianos. This makes them more likely to stick with the lessons. Further, it’ll be a lot easier getting your child to practice or do their “homework” if they genuinely enjoy the activity.

4. Helps your child learn structure

When your child goes to school, they may be in for a big change of pace. Classrooms are often more structured than life at home and your child will have to start completing tasks early on. Piano lessons are a good way to introduce structure, making it easier for them to adapt when they start school.

5. Boosts self-esteem

Learning to play the piano at any age takes a lot of effort and skills. Your little ones will feel a sense of accomplishment as they progress through their lessons. This can boost self-esteem and confidence in the long run while also bolstering child development.
If you have any questions about early development and how playing a musical instrument can benefit your child, contact Key Point Academy Doral today to learn more about our individual piano lessons.