For most kids, music is a natural form of expression that can also lead to their happiness and success in life (read more).
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca
Piano study is a gift that stands the test of time. For most kids, music is a natural form of expression. Many adults believe that piano study as a child positively influenced their future happiness and success.
Adults with a background in classical music can feel enriched by their musical past. They understand and appreciate music and often enjoy playing and listening. Many adults begin piano as adult beginners, and excel!
Music was the key that helped Albert Einstein become one of the smartest men who has ever lived. Einstein said that the reason he was so smart is because he played the violin.
Chuck Todd (reporter) notes a connection between years of practice and competition and what he calls the “drive for perfection.”
Renowned Microsoft entrepreneur, Paul Allen, believes that in both music and programming, “something is pushing you to look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way.”
Mr. Wolfensohn, who ran the World Bank, believes music is a “hidden language” that enhances one’s ability to connect disparate or even contradictory ideas. Music helped him understand “the culture of people, as distinct from their balance sheet.”
“To learn to read, you need to have a good working memory, the ability to disambiguate speech sounds, make sound-to-meaning connections,” said Kraus (Northwestern University). “Each one of these things really seems to be strengthened with active engagement in playing a musical instrument.”
A well-known Canadian study supports the idea that music study may do more for kids than many realize. It exercises parts of the brain useful in mathematics, spatial intelligence and other intellectual pursuits.