Why Piano?


The power of music: its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people

Susan Hallam, Institute of Education, University of London

Recent advances in the study of the brain have enhanced our understanding of the way that active engagement with music may influence other activities.

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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Perri Klass, M.D.

When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music.

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Finding the Right Notes, the Second Time Around

Diane Cole

Many a man or woman upon reaching a certain age will splurge on a Ferrari, trade in city life for a new start as a country squire or wed a trophy spouse. My gift to myself was getting back to middle C. Nine years ago, at age 50, I signed up for piano lessons. Again.

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Everything I need to know, I learned in music class

Andrew Schwartz

It’s no secret that education in America is broken. We can’t define a good school, let alone figure out a way to measure success. Yet when money is tight, as it is right now because of the forced budget cuts, the first thing to be cut is always the arts. And that’s a tragedy.

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The group piano experience makes me feel like I'm not alone in the learning process. To be able to come here is a comfort. The way you're able to focus not on what is lacking, but focusing on what I am doing right is a huge encouragement. It's a clean, uplifting kind of thing, that can really keep your brain working well, and playing is enjoyable.
~Richard, adult student

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