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8 Unexpected Benefits of Playing the Piano

1. Better Response to Criticism To get the most from this benefit of playing piano, it’s important to work with a qualified piano teacher who is able to give you constructive criticism. When younger students see their teacher as an expert in the field, it’s much easier to take their advice and feedback. And this ability to respond to criticism – and learn from it – will typically carry over to other aspects of daily life, such as school and work. 2. Improved Ability to Handle Stress Participating in piano recitals, or even just performing in front of a group of friends, can help students deal with the symptoms of stage fright. Plus, all of the practicing leading up to the performance will help you learn about dedication, self-discipline, and the goal-setting process... view details



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The 10 Best Piano Practice Tips to Remember

1. Set a Clear Goal If you sit down at the piano and say, “I’m going to play for a bit”, you aren’t going to to learn anything. Instead, set a goal: “I’m going to learn how to play the opening song in Frozen.” Since you set a goal, you are going to keep at it until you reach it. You also have to make sure that your goal is achievable in your practice time frame. If you have only two hours, you probably shouldn’t try to learn the entire “Planets Suite” by Holst, maybe just the pretty part in “Jupiter.” 2. Warm Up Boring! We get it. It’s a tedious way to start, but without it, you put yourself at risk of carpal tunnel and tendinitis. You’d rather spend 10 minutes warming up than be in pain for six months. This is one of the most important piano practice tips, because a proper warm up also gives you the opportunity to achieve flow, a state of mind where you’re locked in on the task at hand, and get maximum improvement..



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