Studies have shown that if students play a musical instrument, it can increase their memory and their math skills. While many children may be in band and play an instrument, some academic work proves that playing the piano can actually help you as well. Piano has shown to help people take criticism better, handle stress easier, increase social participation, overall school performance, split concentration, and more.
The way people play music impacts our brain in a different way than just listening to it. When you're actually playing an instrument, the way your brain takes in the notes changes the way you may think. Due to all of the memorizing, it can aid you in practicing your counting. It exercises your brain without you even knowing it is.
Piano has also proven to help people with discipline issues. It can teach them how to find a calm place, and use their time to focus on something not only educational, but also something useful to them in the future. It can be a lifelong skill to play an instrument, and it allows people to find a way to deal with anything stressful going on.
Story by Uma Daniel