Why should Children Learn Piano? 

Playing the piano from a young age will benefit your child’s mental and physical development as well as enrich their life in a variety of ways. Aside from the joy of hearing your child play a song that they’ve learnt, there is an abundance of both physical and mental benefits from learning piano. 


Progress Brain Development: 

The brain of a young child is like a sponge. It’s best to introduce a child to piano when they’re young as at this time their brains are most receptive to new experiences and learning.  


Improve Focus and Concentration: 

Learning an instrument requires a high degree of focus and determination, but the sense of accomplishment you get as you progress through the levels is well worth it. Practicing the piano facilitates the ability to sit and concentrate on a single task without becoming distracted, especially when it gets difficult. This is a vital skill to have, and it can be applied to learning other complex or difficult tasks. 


Improve Coordination: 

The piano is a complex instrument that requires players to use all of their fingers, hands and feet simultaneously, all while reading music and possibly even singing. Coordinating all these elements through utilising different parts of the brain at once is incredibly beneficial for brain development and the improvement of coordination. This is a skill your child will be able to transfer into numerous other activities that require coordination.  


Promote Relaxation: 

Playing the piano can have a relaxing effect on children, especially those who are passionate about music. It can help your child feel happier and calmer by lowering their stress levels and focussing their attention on a single task. This is especially beneficial for children who suffer from anxiety or mood disorders. 


Build Self-Esteem: 

Playing an instrument instils confidence in a child as they can see their improvement over time as they practise. Hearing you compliment their work boosts their self-esteem and motivates them to keep going. 

These are just a few benefits that playing the piano can have on a child’s development. If you’ve played the instrument before, or know someone who has, they’ll tell you that the wealth of positive benefits it provides are significant.   

This can be one of the most valuable presents you give a child, and one that they will surely cherish and value as they grow older. There is no better time to get started playing the piano then when you are young.  


Thinking about purchasing a piano for your child but still not sure? Piano hires from Piano Magic start at just $77 per month.  

You can also browse from a range of our Pre Owned Pianos here! 

If you’re interested in buying or renting a piano for your child, get in touch with us today.