Piano Stores South Bend IN

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Collins Music
(574) 233-4113
922 E Indiana Ave
South Bend, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Walter Piano Co
(574) 674-6139
30688 Quail Pointe Dr
Granger, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard

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Shirk Piano & Organ Company Inc
(574) 255-7889
2437 Miracle Lane
Mishawaka, IN
 
Kemp Music
(812) 886-9667
14 N 2Nd St
Vincennes, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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Moms Music Inc
(812) 283-3304
1710 E 10Th St
Jeffersonville, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Blessings School Music Inc
(574) 234-5550
1426 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Chuck Day Music Center
(269) 683-8113
48 N Saint Joseph Ave
Niles, MI
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Ted Young Piano & Organ
(765) 458-6339
1659 W Scratch Gravel Rd
Liberty, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs

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Popejoys Music Center
(812) 234-0111
1501 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Martin Music
(260) 724-7409
3403 N Salem Rd
Decatur, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Benefits of Piano Lessons

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Two years ago, my wife and I started our oldest daughter, then six years old, in piano lessons. Both of us being musically oriented, we feel that music instruction is just as important as enrolling her in soccer, gymnastics or ballet.

But, when practice begins and the sound of scales badly played reverberates through the house, I began to wonder what was I thinking? Beyond the general discomfort of the first couple of years what are the benefits children receive from piano lessons?

Actually, there are many beneficial attributes children acquire from learning to tickle the ivory; the following are five of the most prevalent:

1. Piano Lessons Help Children in School

The most talked about benefit children receive from piano lessons is that it also helps with their school lessons. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument, score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.

In one particular study conducted by Dr. Frances Rauscher (a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh) and Gordon Shaw (a physicist at of the University of California at Irvine) tested preschoolers who received piano instruction. They found that preschoolers who received piano lessons scored 34% higher than their nonmusical counterparts in tests measuring spatial-temporal reasoning, which is the brain function used to understand math, science and engineering.

2. Piano Lessons Raise Self Esteem

Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication. Not only does each song mastered increase a child's self-esteem, but showcasing their newly learned talents at piano recitals can boost their self esteem as much as winning a game in a sports competition.

Lessons also help kids to learn how to keep a positive outlook when facing difficult tasks. The understanding that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience helps children to approach tasks with confidence, and not become discouraged or frustrated.

3. Piano Lessons Increase Coordination

Increased 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.

4. Piano Lessons Help Children to Concentrate

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.

5. Piano Lessons Help Children to be Well-Rounded

Regardless of whether a child plays the piano for a short time or for a lifetime, the long-term affects of their piano pursuance are many. Through playing the piano, children are exposed to classical music that they may otherwise have never heard. Kids may develop an appreciation for composers like Bach or Mozart that stay with them for life. In addition, the skills and knowledge they learn in piano may help them easily pick up another musical instrument later.

So, as I sit and listen to my little one, pounding painfully away on the black and whites, all I have to do is remember that as she continues to practice, she'll be creating a great deal more than a few simple melodies, which is truly music to my ears.

References

Foundation for Universal Music Literacy Research Materials. How Music Can Dramatically Effect Your Child's Development and Life-Time Success. 18 Oct. 2005.

Pianonet.com. Benefits of Playing the Piano. [2005] 18 Oct. 2005.

Pianonet.com. Discover Pianonet: Learn to Play. [2005] 18 Oct. 2005.

Begley, Sharon. Pianoiseasy.com. Music on the Mind. [2000] 18 Oct. 2005.

West Music. The Piano and Child Development. 18 Oct. 2005.

Essortment.com. Benefits of piano lessons for a beginner. [2002] 18 Oct. 2005.

VanLandingham, Cynthia. EzineArticles.com How Piano Lessons Benefit Young Children. [2005] 18 Oct. 2005.

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