There are many benefits to learning to play the piano. you will see improvements in:
Playing the piano is also a great excercise for both the muscles and the brain
Seniors who study piano will also see improvements beyond the above benefits listed. You may not know that playing the piano:
will lessen anxiety, loneliness and depresssion, three factors that are critical in coping with stress, stimulating the immune system and imporving health.
will increase levels of human growth hormone (HGH), which is implicated in such aging phenomena as osteoporisis, energy levels, wrinkly, muscle mass, and aches and
activates the cerebellum and therefore may aid stroke victims in regaining language capabilities
will enhance your memory
will give you better focus
will improve your brain chemistry, aiding in keeping dimentia at bay
lowers blood pressure
enhances your quality of life
Starting Adult Piano Lessons has quite a few advantages:
You choose it because you want to, not because someone else wants you to. Your piano teacher is grateful for that also!
You can read, understand and apply instructions without many reminders
You learn faster
You hands will easily fold the "cupped" shape as you play
You know what you want, what music you like, and what pieces you would like to learn
Mental Health Benefits for Seniors
Learning to play music can help seniors beat the blues. It has been proven that the seniors who learned to play the keyboard reported decreased depresseion, lessened anxiety and lowered
loneliness levels. In 2005, a research study led by Dr. Barry Bittman found that playing a musical instrument reduced stress more than other relaxing activities such as reading the newspaper.
Playing the piano can help with your memory retention, and adds to your physical and emotional well-being, but learning an instrument in your senior years has other pluses as well. These
include allowing you to express yourself spritually and creatively, and even introducing you to new freindships as you pursue your love of music. Finally, but perhaps most importantly, you can
enrich the lives of your grandchildren and others around you through the gift of music
Finally, let's not forget that all the benefits and advantages of adult lessons aside....
playing the piano and making music....who needs any other reason than that!
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