Many questions parents had posed: when should my child start learning the piano. Is 4 years old too young?
Should I start my child when he/she is 3 or 4? Answer is, 4 to 5 years old would be a good start!
As long as they are exposed to alphabets and number counting, they are good to go!
Habits! Habits! Habits!
Things that are taught from a young age tend to stick for a very long time.
If correct sitting posture at the piano and the curving of fingers are enforced in young children constantly at a young age, these habits would ideally stick with them and it becomes a norm and not something they would think about when they are doing it.
For example, holding a pencil is a brainless activity isn’t it? That’s because holding a pencil has become a habit that is instilled since young. No brainer!
As a child, the world is still new and music is still a newfound sensation.
A child’s ears are more receptive to surroundings and this in turns can play an advantage when it comes to aural training.
Just by playing the keys on the piano doh re mi fa so, many children are getting used to the pitch on the keys.
That is why perfect pitch or relative pitch can be trained, regardless of whether you are born with it or not.
By exposing the pitches to children at a young age helps them to have sharper hearing than most.
The best thing about playing a musical instrument is to cultivate a good learning attitude.
If you don’t practice, you suffer. Simple logic. If a child has not practiced the piano enough, he/she will definitely have problems and difficulties during lessons thus the child would want to prepare before lessons so that it would be less of a struggle.
This trains the child’s discipline: to want to go and practice without having to be nagged at.
Jack of all trades
Music deals with numbers and alphabets. Music is actually said to be mathematics with sound.
Therefore, by learning the piano, a young child is able to build his/her mathematics skills and be really good at his/her English fundamental skills.
After all, alphabets are really important in a child’s learning growth. Apart from that, in music, italian terms are often found.
Instead of English descriptive words, italians are used most commonly in music.
Thus, children are able to learn another exotic language apart from the usual. Cool!
Greater/wider interest in music
By exposing themselves to the piano, children are able to learn different kinds of music because of the pieces they are going to learn, such as jazz, pop, classical and even some gospel music!
Because of that, children might fall in love with music more than people who do not have music exposure since young.
Start getting your children exposed to the piano at a young age!
With all these exciting benefits that comes with piano, what’s not to like when it comes to learning the master of all instruments-piano? Try finding your very own suitable teachers to guide your children now!
Written by Berlin Goh