Why do you have your child enrolled in piano lessons?
Prepare for a future concert career – UNREALISTIC
Not all piano students will grow up to become concert pianists! Do you even want them to??
Lots of travel. Too much time away from home. High expectations. Hectic Schedule.
Prepare for lifetime of music enjoyment – REALISTIC
If we aren’t expecting our children to become concert pianists then why are they studying piano?
Self-esteem – Preparing and presenting music in a recital or music audition
Discipline and patience, not instant gratification
Coordination – eye/hand, hand/hand
Music is one of the few activities that engages the whole brain: front to back, side to side, top to bottom. (Watch this video)
Right Brain – creative
Frontal Lobe – emotional
Auditory Cortex – processing what you hear
Left Brain – logical
Frontal Lobe – patterns
Sensory Cortex – touch
Occipital Lobe – processing what you see
Daniel Levitin Links:
Daniel Levitin Book: This is Your Brain on Music
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