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The Benefits of Playing Piano in Los Angeles, CA

Benefits of Playing Piano

Playing a beautiful piece of music stirs the emotions in a way that’s unique and wonderful. But it also has been proven through research to have many other benefits. From helping children with learning disorders tune-out distracting background noise to reducing stress and anxiety, playing piano offers an incredible number of positive neurological impacts. Take a moment to discover all the reasons why you – or someone you love – should start playing piano today!

Benefits of playing piano
Improvement in the Classroom

Research shows that playing music can lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, reduce stress, and lessen anxiety and depression (Harvard Medical School).

Benefits of playing piano
Inspires Creativity

Studies have found that playing music requires using both sides of your brain which results in more creativity and better problem solving (Vanderbilt University Research).

Benefits of playing piano
Reduces Stress

Research shows that playing music can lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, reduce stress, and lessen anxiety and depression (Harvard Medical School).

Benefits of playing piano
Improves Neural Connections

Stronger neural connections lead to higher brain function, resulting in better vocabulary and reading abilities (Northwestern University Study).

Benefits of playing piano
Fosters Hand & Eye Coordination

Playing piano challenges brain connections for better motor movement and coordination, benefiting reaction time and productivity (Cardiff University Study).

Benefits of playing piano
Aids in Language Development
A study discovered that children who learn music before age 7  develop larger vocabularies and find learning foreign languages easier (San Raffaele University Study).
Making Music is Good For You and Your Whole Family

Being able to play the piano is a wonderful talent. Every party needs a willing pianist who can sit down at the keyboard and take requests. But, researchers are discovering the rewards of learning to play far exceed the ability to entertain. There is growing evidence that learning to play music actually improves your ability to:
Think, Learn, Solve problems, Fine tune the senses, Focus, Remember, Relax, Enjoy life

Music May Make You Smarter

In a March 1, 2010 article appearing in the Los Angeles Times, the author, Melissa Healy, quotes Laurel Trainor, professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and director of the auditory development lab of McMaster University in Toronto, “There is evidence that music changes the brain in positive and permanent ways.” A study cited by Trainor in the article found that “…music instruction may indeed make you smarter.”


Proof that researching the art of playing the piano increases a child’s understanding of the artform, and encourages them to be more pro-active in their own pursuits of making music, as demonstrated by Sam. Sam is a Girl Scout and while working on her Junior Musician Badge, she discovered an excellent article on the correct techniques for playing the piano and posture. Sam, being a good scout, shared it with us: A Hand, Wrist and Finger Positioning Guide for Piano Players »

Music Trains Kids to Accomplish Things

A team led by Trainor found that, “…in kids chosen randomly to get a tightly structured instrumental training called the Suzuki method, brain responses were two to three years more mature on average than those in children not taking music lessons.” In the same article Healy quotes again Trainor who summaries her findings with, “What happens in music lessons is they’re fun. But at the same time, they’re very demanding. The child has to hold an instrument, position his hands, listen to the sound the teacher’s making, reproduce that sound, hold in mind the sound and compare it, assess pitch and sound quality, and change that if necessary. All that takes a tremendous amount of attention. It trains kids how to accomplish things, and it trains memory as well.”

Not For Kids Only

Even if you are far beyond the possibility of becoming a child prodigy, learning to play the piano can benefit your life at any age. Learning and developing new skills sharpens the cognitive process and brings a new vitality to mature brains. Melissa Healy quotes Dr. Antonio Damasio, director of USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute in another Los Angeles Times article also dated March 1, 2010. According to Dr. Damasio, “Just the simple act of absorbing music may help keep older minds healthy, active and resilient against injury and illness.”

Making Music With Keyboard Concepts

If you’re interested in playing piano and reaping the rewards of all of these benefits, come visit a Keyboard Concepts location today. We have a range of different options for your first piano, whether you want a full acoustic piano, a hybrid, a new model, a used one, and more! We also have rental options available, and if you decide to purchase the piano you’ve rented you’ll be able to apply the amount you’ve spent on the rental as credit towards your purchase. For more information about purchasing a piano in Los Angeles, CA or one of our other locations, we encourage you to reach out today!



Why Come to Keyboard Concepts?

Keyboard Concepts is the top choice for purchasing a piano in Los Angeles, CA and other parts of Southern California. We were recently recognized in a reader poll as “The Most Recommended Piano Stores in California.” We have a large selection of piano options available, and we’re dedicated to helping our customers find the right piano for them. Whether you want a brand new upright piano or a used grand piano, we can help you find the right piano for you.



Contact Our Team Today

If you’re interested in purchasing a piano, get in touch with our team today by coming to one of our four locations or by calling us at (833) 683-5099. Our experienced sales teams are available to help you choose the right piano to meet your needs whether you’re a novice or have been playing for years. If you have any questions about what we currently have available for purchase, feel free to reach out. We look forward to working with you and helping you benefit from the magic of playing the piano! Whether you’re looking to help with anxiety or improve your neural connections, our pianos can help you gain the benefits outlined above.

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