There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who love instant gratification and those who love to undertake things which are challenging in order to have a more long-lasting gratification. Piano players definitely fall into the second category. Playing the piano sure takes work and many hours of time before you even reach the intermediate level of mastery.
“When you play music, you discover a part of yourself that you never knew existed” – Bill Evans
Music brings us joy despite the part we play in it. You could be having a really bad day and you could simply hear a few lines of your favorite song and you will suddenly be happy. Playing music takes this joy to another level. It is similar to being a driver of the bus rather than merely being a passenger. You decide where to go and the level of your joy depends on your skills and passion which are limitless. Some of the traits and qualities that you would develop and improve through piano lessons are as follows.
- Manual dexterity
- Spatial reasoning
One of the most important things that you will practice when taking piano lessons is patience. As a beginner, you need an extremely high level of patience in order to focus your mind and the whole body into what you are doing. Patience follows perseverance, which means riding out the difficult times that you will feel like you can no longer do it.
Learning piano can be exhausting both physically and mentally at times since you need to fully be in one place with an extremely active and alert mind while gracefully guiding your fingers through the keys. For someone who is not used to that level of focus, it can truly feel exhausting. This helps you with self-discipline, which is the glue that binds everything together and ultimately makes you a great piano player. Finally, you will come out of this life-changing practice as a more confident and an overall better person than you were before.
To live life in its fullest form, we need to challenge ourselves to go beyond the experiences which present themselves. We need to experience life fully by challenging ourselves to understand and develop parts of us which we may not know exists and create parts of ourselves which do not yet exist. Piano lessons will inspire these things in the most exciting and joyful way.
The benefits of playing an instrument are many. Why not start with the piano today?