DIncreased eye-hand coordination is almost a given for children that learn to play the piano, but there is more than that.

Kids who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other, one moving fast while the other may be moving at a slower rate. All of these things help to increase a child’s overall dexterity and complex thought processes.

Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, translate it into hand movements on the keyboard and then immediately go on to the next one.

Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a skill that will assist them in anything they choose to undertake in the future.