THE BENEFITS of playing piano

Why is playing the piano so important? Science has revealed many benefits available to us when we play an instrument, significant benefits for the mind, brain, body, our physical health and our emotions. We know that children who take piano lessons can remember more vocabulary words than their peers-a whopping 20% more. Playing the piano can make a positive changes in our lives and some of theses changes are remarkable.


Piano Playing:

  • Sharpens fine motor skills in children

  • Improves dexterity and hand-eye coordination in young children

  • Slows the effects of aging because of increased levels of Human Growth Hormone in older people who are taking piano lessons

  • Strengthens muscles in the hands

  • Has also been shown to reduce heart and respiratory rates and cardiac complications

  • Affects our mood and lowers blood pressure

  • Increases immune response

  • Enhances split concentration

  • Stimulates the brain, improving neural connections


When we look at the state of the world and the many unsettling issues we face every day, it is helpful to know that piano lessons reduce anxiety, and depression. Actual studies indicate that people who play piano do not suffer from a sense of loneliness and despair to the same extent as those who have never played an instrument.

Piano Playing:

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves memory, especially our verbal memory

  • Improves your emotional intelligence

  • Requires intense focus and concentration

  • Increases spatial-temporal ability, which figures heavily in math, science and engineering

  • Makes it easier to read stock market charts

  • Helps children do significantly better in computer puzzle-solving

  • Helps us to develop higher cognitive ability intellectual functioning

Studies show how playing the piano offers physiological advantages and sharpens the intellect among children and adults


Piano Playing:

  • Teaches you perseverance

  • Helps children accept constructive criticism and develop a growth mindset

  • Improves discipline

  • Develops improved listening habits

  • Facilitates success

  • Is therapy for ADD


  • Promotes time management skills

  • Provides opportunities for creative expression for all ages