Are you looking for a new hobby or potential passion? If you still haven’t figured out what to take on, why not try to learn songs on piano? There are numerous benefits and, believe it or not, most of them apply to both children and adults. If you are still unsure about choosing this new pastime, read on to check out some of the aspects you can expect to reap! 

  1. It’s fun. 

If you are a music lover or a fan of individual artists, singing along is never enough. By learning to play songs on the piano, you can take it a step further – play your favorite songs on your home piano any way you like, any time you like. Or, maybe, mastering the piano is already a secret desire for you.  

  1. Become a star.

Knowing how to play piano will give you opportunities to perform. Well, you may not become a rock star with millions of fans around the world, but you are sure to become a rock star to your families and friends. Furthermore, just imagine being able to play your favorite songs while everyone sings along, especially at the holidays. See this! It’s an experience like no other!  

  1. Have something to talk about.

Adopting new hobby means you will have something to share with other people and keep the talk going. For a broad subject like music, there is no way that you will run out of things to say. Friends, clients, colleagues, boyfriend/girlfriend, or even that someone you fell for a long time ago, you can share your journey of learning piano with anyone.  

  1. Build your confidence. 

After each week of practicing and learning, you will get better and achieve new goals. This builds confidence in yourself and your abilities.  

  1. Relieve stress, improve
    mood, and train your brain.  
     

Everybody needs to relieve stress – there is too much in the daily life, in general. The good news is playing piano can help with that – studies show that music reduces stress more than other creative art activities. In short, playing the piano is a great method to cheer you up whenever you feel down.    

As an added perk, learning an instrument is also proven to induce various structural and functional changes in the brain, making it the most effective form of brain training.  

Hopefully, with these five mentioned reasons, you consider it a worth-while experience as an adult to learn songs on piano. If you are hesitant because of the myth learning piano is difficult, don’t worry. It’s not true at all. Learning how to play the piano can be fast, fun, and far less challenging than you might think. All you need is the right course that uses the correct method so that you don’t waste time, money, and effort by not improving or learning something incorrect.  

Are you ready to take up a new hobby?

The advantages adults
have to learn the piano

Learning piano later in life, as an adult, comes with some advantages. Some of these advantages are: 

 

  • Adults tend to have more developed attention spans than children. As we get older we are able to pay attention to details and various stimuli without getting distracted as easily as when we were children.
     
  • Adults are more emotionally developed. Music is a great way to creatively express the various emotions that we feel. Adults tend to have better control over their emotional responses thus are more likely to use those emotions creatively.
     
  • Adults have developed hands and fingers whereas children are still growing. Pianos are structured more towards adult hand than children’s hands.
     
  • Adults are able to read and learn complex concepts easier.
     
  • Adults are more developed in their logical and critical thinking skills.
     
  • Adults want to learn the piano by choice. Children are often forced to take piano and lose interest in learning the piano quickly. Adults, on the other hand, are more invested in learning the piano and tend to be more active about learning.
     

This all goes to show you that anyone can learn how to play the piano no matter what age you are.
 

Challenges you may face when learning how to play the piano

Despite all the good things that the piano offers you, you may face some challenges. 

Some challenges adults may face when learning the piano are:
 

  • A slower time in learning something new. As we age our capacity to learn new things can slow down. But we can still learn, it just takes a little longer.  
  • Having any past injuries or medical problems may hinder playing the piano (arthritis in the hands as an example).
     
  • Limited time to learn and practice. If you are able to provide time, scheduling around your learning, then do so. For those who are a little more pressed for time, spending at least thirty minutes a day practicing is better than nothing.
     
  • Limited space or facilities to learn and or practice. Piano keyboards tend to be a great solution since they can be easily put away and take up far less space than a standard grand piano. Another benefit to a piano keyboard is they offer a wider selection of sounds; such as playing different instrument sounds like the violin and sound recording options.  

There may be more challenges than what is listed but don’t let those challenges discourage you. Everything takes time to learn and practice. After all, anyone can learn to play the piano… if they set their mind to it.

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