The Piano Guys are awesome. If you don’t know who they are, then I think you haven’t use the internet for a long long time. Just like Lindsey Stirling, they are famous musicians who gained their fame from YouTube. Nah, they are not people who come up with funny pranks or speak nonsense and get their fame from there.
They are true musicians who bring music to wherever they go!
After watching The Piano Guys concert, there’s a feeling that many people are going to be inspired to learn the piano. Even adults who have stopped learning the piano when they are young, suddenly want to pick up piano again! If The Piano Guys are not enough to inspire you to pick up piano again, here’s are some benefits why you should learn piano again!
First, people who can play musical instruments are remarkable. They can create beautiful melodies and rhythms that are music to our ears. Music, according to Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. It can give us comfort, motivation and even spirit.
The feeling of listening to music and the feeling of playing the music doesn’t have much of a difference. But there are some things that you can benefit out of playing that you cannot obtain through listening.
One of the most popular musical instruments I know is the piano and I have known a lot of benefits that you can obtain out of playing it. This includes the enhancement of brain functions, the boost of self-esteem, the betterment of one’s social skills and the benefit of having a private emotional outlet.
Researchers say that playing piano have a huge impact to our brain. Therefore, it develop coordination in both mind and muscles that improved one’s hand-eye coordination and allows the full use of both left and right side of the brain. Playing piano or playing any other musical instruments just have the same benefits.
According to an article of from the Telegraph online magazine, “New research suggests that regularly playing an instrument changes the shape and power of the brain and maybe used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.” You can watch the video below to have a deeper and more scientific explanation of what I am saying.
TED Talk on playing an instrument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng&spfreload=10
Playing piano also boosts our self-esteem. As humans it is important for us to have a healthy and positive self-esteem because this gives us courage to try new things and the power to believe in ourselves.
We can boost our self-esteem by playing the piano in such a way that it makes us feel satisfied and proud of ourselves that we can make other people happy by producing good music.Self-esteem and social skills are just interconnected. The more we are confident with ourselves, the more it is to have confidence to socialize with other people. By playing piano, we can also join bands and orchestras. This way we can gain more friends and establish a lifelong friendship.
Lastly, playing piano can provide you a private emotional outlet. Sometimes, we can feel sad and lonely and talking about it with our friends won’t comfort us. So, we just have to seat right next to the piano and start to play music about what we feel. Like what my friend Joshua said “When nothing else soothes, sitting at the piano and letting my fingers express the intensity of my wordless emotion heals my heart and mind.”
Letting our feelings out is healthy. It helps us cope up with our daily problems and different issues in life. So, if you do know how to play the piano and you only see it as one of your hobbies think about these benefits. You should realize and remind yourself that you have more great reasons to play.
If you are keen to take a step to learn the piano, then this is probably the right time. You can find good piano teachers in Singapore quite easily using online. You can send in your request to tell the teachers what you want to learn, and how you want to progress. Because as you can see, learning an instrument brings you more benefits and adds more to your life!
Alright, go start now, and let’s have a great music journey together!