Why it is a good idea to start playing the piano - at any age!
- As a childChildren can start having piano lessons very early. The logical order of the keys from low to high and the simple way of producing the tone motivate and encourage learning. There is a ton of beginner material focusing on children. Studies have shown that children who play the piano surpass their peers when it comes to the ability to concentrate and motor skills. But don’t worry: You are very capable of learning to play the piano even if you haven’t started at age 3 to 4.
- As a teenager/ young adultMany people take up playing the piano at that age, and often study a mix of classical and contemporary literature. They experience the positive effects first-hand - especially on self confidence, which is often a big issue at that age. Being able to express yourself through music also helps master the ups and downs of growing up. At this age, young pianists are often very self-motivated. Playing the piano also helps shape and broaden their taste in music.
- Ages 30 to 50Music is a fabulous de-stresser! This is why you should make time to play the piano even if you're struggling to juggle job and family. The piano is the perfect instrument for you - only a quarter of an hour of practice per day is enough for beginners, and a digital piano allows you to practice with headphones (e.g. when the kids are sleeping). Starting at this point in your life has its advantages: You know what you want. You want to follow your taste in music, and you want time-saving digital piano learning options.
- 50+Less pressure from job and family leaves time for a new hobby - the perfect moment to start learning the piano! You might wonder whether it makes any sense to start “at your age”. Be assured it does! The brain never loses the ability to learn. You’ll learn more slowly, but steadily. And you are not alone - the last years have seen a steady increase in the number of people starting to learn the piano in their later years. In response to that there are more classes available for adult learners, especially private and online classes.