The piano and the brain

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:

  1. an increased amount of grey matter,
  2. more flexible brain,
  3. an ability to use both hands equally, and
  4. a more efficient brain overall.

We’ll expand on these in the coming posts.


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