Jonah Cristall-Clarke

Five Great Reasons to Learn to Play the Piano

Jonah Cristall-Clarke
Five Great Reasons to Learn to Play the Piano

There are many reasons for you to take the plunge and book yourself your first piano lesson. Here are just a few of them.

If you are on the fence about taking piano lessons read on. There are many reasons for you to take the plunge and book yourself your first lesson. Here are just a few of them:


Perhaps the best reason to learn to play the piano is that it is fun, a lot of fun. Provided you do not put yourself under too much pressure, you will enjoy the learning process. Once you have mastered playing you will love being able to recreate your favourite songs, and entertaining your family and friends.
It is also much easier than you think.

So easy, in fact, that many students end up being able to play something after just a couple of lessons. It is usually a simple tune, but it is very satisfying to be able to play something, so early in the process. With most other instruments, being able to play a tune so early in the learning process is impossible.

Of course, learning to play really well takes time, but, with practice, you will make fast progress.



Having fun in your life is also important from a health point of view. Studies show that it can quite literally keep you sane. Being able to enjoy yourself helps to relieve the day-to-day stresses of life.

Playing an instrument is a great stress reliever. It allows you to switch off from your troubles and focus on something that you enjoy.
Studies show that learning to play an instrument also helps with cognitive development. It is particularly beneficial for children, but adult students also benefit in this way.

There is also some evidence that learning to play the piano can help to delay the onset of some serious mental health conditions. This includes crippling diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Interestingly, because there is a strong relationship between music and language playing an instrument can also improve your social skills. It can turn you into a better communicator, as well as a more attentive listener.

When you play the piano, over time, your brain starts to work slightly differently. Your confidence grows and your communication skills improve. You can learn more about by clicking this link. There you will find the study that uncovered the connection between playing an instrument and improved social skills.

In addition, learning to play the piano naturally puts you into direct contact with other people. If you, or your child, is a bit shy taking lessons is a great way to break through and start to enjoy being around other people.

Later, when you are more confident, you will be able to play with a band or orchestra and perform in public, if you want to. Many people find that doing so expands their social circle, and helps them to get out more.



When many people think of the piano, the first thing that pops into their mind is classical music. As a result, there is a tendency to forget that you can play practically anything on this fantastic instrument, especially if you learn to play by ear.

If you don’t believe us, just go to YouTube and watch some Piano Guys videos. Honestly, you will be stunned by just how flexible the piano is, in the right hands. There is absolutely no reason why you can’t learn to play that way too.



The interesting thing about the piano is that it is an instrument that you can enjoy playing even when you are quite old or frail. Many people enjoy playing well into their 90s, some even play beyond that.

Playing the piano is physically easy. Sitting down in front of a keyboard, or piano is far more comfortable than trying to jam a hard violin under your chin, or hold up a trumpet for long periods. You do not have to get ulcers on your lips, or calluses on your fingers as you do with many wind or string instruments, when you have not played for a while.

For the elderly, being able to sit to play is important. Even those with back problems find that by sitting in the right chair they are able to continue to play. Many people also continue to play even with arthritis by changing the type of music they play, or using splints. In addition, as we mentioned earlier, the fact that many dementia or Alzheimer patients can often still play the piano.



As you can see learning to play the piano brings many benefits, and we have only covered a few of them here. So, what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present, so contact us or find a piano teacher in your area to get started today.