Music and singing play an integral part of our culture. You will find that music is present in many aspects of our lives: movies, television, celebrations, holidays, worship, military ceremonies, and government. At home, music can become an important part of our culture- a natural part of our daily experience. Right from birth, parents use music as a way of soothing the child and showing them love and care. Parents can continue to build on these natural instincts by learning how music can positively impact a child’s development. Studies have shown that music and music training provide a wealth of benefits to children. Read on to find some of the benefits of music in early childhood. Continue reading
Apart from excelling in academics, extracurricular activities for children are very important for their overall growth. Learning how to play a musical instrument especially a piano is a great experience for children. Research has it that children who start taking piano lessons from a young age especially between the ages of 5 and 8 register a better development of their mental skills. In addition, getting accustomed to playing piano from an early age instills an excellent hand-eye coordination, a better sense of discipline and impeccable taste in good music. Before you enroll your child in piano lessons, it is important that he/she is ready to start taking the lessons. Here is a list of things you should do before your child starts piano lessons. Continue reading
The piano is with no doubt one of the most interesting instruments to play in the world. In fact, it is one of the most popular instruments that a majority of people would love to learn. For sure, you would love to play your favorite song on the instrument, or you would love to play as your favorite pianist as well. Whatever your motivation in learning the instrument is, here are a few piano playing tips for people of all skill levels. Continue reading
You should never hold to the notion that you are too old to learn the piano, or any instrument for that matter. In fact, there are countless instances where grown-ups have successfully learned how to play this unique musical instrument to a very proficient, and even professional standard, regardless of how late they started their courses. Furthermore, playing an instrument when you are older comes with a wide range of benefits. Continue reading
To determine the best pianists, past and present, various metrics should be used. These include the player’s technical ability with piano’s, popularity, the reputation they have managed to create, improvisation talents, and breadth of their repertoire. However, as is the case in any opinion-based discussion, everyone might have a different idea of who the best pianists are depending on their individual perspective, tastes, or their interpretation of what comprises of musical genius. However, the following are three notable pianists who definitely deserve a mention in the conversation. Continue reading
The piano is a great musical instrument for musicians and learners alike, be it for passing time in a productive way or establishing a musical career. If you wish to take up piano lessons in the Bay Area, the following are some essential tips that will guarantee your practice lessons are fruitful and you have a wonderful playing experience. Continue reading
Benefits of teaching and learning music from childhood to adulthood
Yamaha’s flagship music store located in Wardour Street, Soho London, recently conducted a survey that involved more than 1,000 adults from all over the UK in a bid to discover their views regarding learning to play a particular music instrument. Findings showed that 60% of the adults wanted to start learning at the beginning of the New Year, but in the case of children, the future seemed a bit bleak. Continue reading
We all know music can fill the heart with anything from passion to sorrow, however it’s also now being proven to improve the academic performance in children.
When it comes to playing piano, the list of myths is rather long. From the most popular and common myths like you can’t learn how to play the piano when you’re older to the other traditional ones like you are born with the art of playing piano and it cannot be taught. The common thing about all these myths is that they are plain false.
Here’s a list of the five most widespread piano playing myths:
Eight Ways in which Piano Benefits Your Mental and Physical Health
In our constant search for ways to improve our lives, we forget that it can be the things that we enjoy doing most which enrich us mentally and benefit our physical health. For instance, it has been scientifically proven that playing a musical instrument like Piano doesn’t only enhance your skills but also contributes to your health throughout your life. Continue reading