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Practising the piano

Hours spent practising the piano as a child, could pay off in more ways than one scientists have found.

Musicians performed better on several cognitive tests than individuals who had never studied an instrument or learned how to read music.

Click here to read 18 benefits of playing a musical instrument
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"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"

Plato

Information from the Musicians' Union

Want to learn a musical instrument?Learning a musical instrument can bring incredible rewards and satisfaction. Research shows the benefits of learning a musical instrument can include:

  • Improved concentration
  • Improved coordination
  • Relaxation
  • Improved patience
  • Boosted self confidence
  • Stress relief
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved verbal, perceptual, numeric, spatial and motor skills

    The benefits of having a professional teacher who is a member of the Musicians' Union include:

    • £10m Public Liability Insurance
    • Access to Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure
    • Access to Child Protection training
    • Access to Continuing Professional Development
    • Access to an accredited Teaching Diploma
    • Advice and assistance for music teachers, to enable them to carry out their duties professionally
    • Access to up-to-date information on developments in music education
      For more information about the Musicians' Union please visit www.themu.org

      Learning the piano in the Dorset area

      Learning to play the piano involves many things: hand/eye coordination, mental agility, language skills, memorisation, auditory discernment and much more.

      Skills learned though the discipline of music transfer to study skills, communication skills and cognitive skills, useful in every part of the curriculum.

      Music brain

      "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without"

      Confucius

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