Learning to play an instrument builds many skills and characters that are key ingredients of a wholesome and enriched life :
- Achievement. With every finished piece and perfected technique, the soul is constantly gratified by a sense of fulfillment and content.
- Confidence. The ability to continually overcome challenges and achieve goals boosts self-assurance.
- Coordination. Playing an instrument develops manual dexterity and hand-eye-ear coordination.
- Creativity. The artistic nature of music demands creative thinking and the use of imagination.
- Discipline. Practicing an instrument regularly and systematically requires a high level of motivation and determination and imparts the virtue of responsibility.
- Sociability. Music is communication, a universal language. Engaging in music playing affords many opportunities for social interactions.
But Why Piano?
Piano is the perfect instrument for foundation building. It is a solo instrument that produces rich harmony and a wide spectrum of pitches and tone qualities, therefore ideal for developing well-rounded basic musicianship. It also has few physical requirements that place restrictions on how early music training can begin, which singers and most other instrumentalists face. Furthermore, it is the most versatile performance instrument. It is one of the only few stand-along solo instruments, as well as the most popular partner in accompanying and small-group (“chamber”) settings.