Piano Lessons can Improve your Child’s Study Habits

Piano Lessons

In studies given by Dr. Gordon Shaw and Dr. Frances Rauscher on “The Mozart Effect”, students who received piano lessons performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial temporal ability.  Studies show that music instruction enhances the brain functions needed for both mathematics and science.  Children who take piano lessons also learn other valuable qualities such as concentration, coordination and confidence. The investment you make now can later turn into scholarship money later because of the higher SAT/ACT scores, saving you money in the long run.

  • Improve study habits:  Students will be challenged to set goals and given the tools to evaluate progress and meet those goals on their own when taking piano lessons.
  • Hand-eye coordination: Involves visual, kinesthetic, and aural awareness.  Eyes, ears, and body all work in sync.  When a fighter pilot was asked what prepared him the most for his job, he attributed his hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes to the years of piano lessons he’d had in the past.
  • Fine Motor Skills:  Piano students have spent much time developing the many small muscles in their hands and developing control over each part of each finger.  Piano lessons look great on many resumes and applications, even to medical schools.  If you think about it, would you rather have a surgeon operate on you who has had many years of piano lessons, thus developing the small muscles in their hands, or a surgeon who had taken no lessons at all?
  • Brain Power:  Studies show that studying music strengthens right and left brain pathways, leading to higher special reasoning, concentration, memory and adaptability.
  • Self esteem:  Music is easily shared with others, giving students a sense of achievement and confidence

As a parent, you undoubtedly realize the importance of preparing your children for the future. Since education is one of the key elements to future success, if you were shown a way to increase your child’s I.Q. right now, wouldn’t that be a step in the right direction? In recent studies, there is a profound link between music and intelligence.

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Piano lessons make you smarter – Forbes

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