Why should my child learn piano instead of any other instrument?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Daniel Ales | Uncategorized


Why should my child learn piano instead of any other instrument?

A. Let me first say that every instrument has qualities that make it uniquely different than others and the piano is no exception. Because the piano allows a student to play multiple notes at once, it is by far the instrument of choice to learn music theory. With a concrete understanding of music theory, students can easily pick up most other instruments with relative ease. Many music educators would say that the piano is a necessary instrument for anyone who is serious about the study of music. Many musicians across the instrumental spectrum have used the piano as a springboard for their foundational understanding of music even though they may call themselves a bassist, guitarist, trumpet player, drummer or singer. But not only is it the ideal music theory instrument, but it is also one of the easiest to learn to play, and because of this students don't get as frustrated as they might if they began on a flute or trumpet which takes a good embouchure to produce a pleasant sound. So in a nutshell, every student of music should learn the piano because it will fast track their understanding of other instruments they may choose in the future.