I always feel it is a great privilege teaching a beginning piano student. As they navigate the keyboard for the very first time I can almost hear the neurons firing as they think through each step!!!

Lucky for them this method doesn’t require them to concentrate on written music at the same time as playing in the initial stages. That would be way too many thought processes for a child!

Within a very short time, I am amazed at the dexterity they develop. Naturally, it is undeniable that the process of learning the piano is beneficial in terms of overall learning and brain development. We all know this intuitively but I thought I would send you some cold hard evidence as to why your child would not only benefit in many areas from learning the piano but have a heap of fun along the way.

1. “Children who took piano lessons scored 30% higher in spatial-temporal reasoning ability (necessary for the development of higher mathematics skills).”

Rauscher et al., 1997

2. “Early music training dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills. These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering.”

Neurological Research, Feb 28 1997; Frances Rauscher, PH.D., Gordon Shaw, Ph. D University of California, Irvine

3. “Music enhances the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our integrated

sensory, attention, cognitive, emotional and motor capacities, are shown to be the driving forces

behind all other learning.”

~ Konrad, R.R., Empathy, Arts and Social Studies, 2000

If you are a parent that understands that piano lessons are as important to your child’s overall development as good nutrition please connect with me for an absolutely FREE consultation where we will custom design a plan to get your child PLAYING and creating at the piano. Reply to this e-mail with your best contact number and we can get chatting!!! I would love to hear about your musical hopes and dreams for your children.

To learn more, email joanne@rhythmandtunes.com.au with your best contact number and I will be in touch!

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