Sometimes, my piano students will say what they’re trying to do is really hard.
And then I tell them of course it is. I mean, learning a new skill is always hard – but in piano specifically, they’re literally changing the way their brain is structured. We’re talking statistically significant science.
There are four primary benefits to playing the piano:
- an increased amount of grey matter,
- a more flexible brain,
- an ability to use both hands equally, and
- a more efficient brain overall.
We’ll expand on these in the coming posts.