Why learn the piano?
Piano is the most comprehensive solo instrument with its expressive qualities and harmonic capabilities. Playing the piano activates the brain in ways no other game, gadget, instrument or tool can. It's a..
Total Brain Workout!
E Y E S
Sight reading on the piano involves two staff lines of music, up & down, each in different clef.
E A R S
Pianists train their ears to listen to the notes being played and adjust their playing accordingly.
2 H A N D S
Both hands often play intricate rhythms and various articulations independently from each other.
K E E P I N G T I M E
Pianists accurately "keep time" by synthesizing and synchronizing all sensory input and motor activity. They are able to subdivide the beat in numerous complex ways.
1 0 F I N G E R S
Very few, if any, instruments require the motor movement of all ten fingers, most of the time, independently.
S P A T I A L
Pianists know the "geography" of all the notes without having to look at the piano keys all the time.
A R T I S T I C
I N T E R P R E T A T I O N
Pianists transmit emotion by capturing the mood, style and tempo of a piece, using performance techniques such as dynamics, articulations, rhythm and expressive timings.
2 F E E T
Pianists have to coordinate both feet on the pedals. The left foot is to operate the soft pedal (una corda) and the right foot is to operate the damper (sustain) pedal.
T O U C H
Pianists use touch to determine how much force is needed to press the piano keys and foot pedals.
P R O P R I O C E P T I O N
Pianists have the ability to sense relative position of neighbouring parts of their body, motion, equilibrium and the strength of effort employed for each movement.