“We’ve never found a culture that has no language–we’ve never found a culture that has no music. So, music seems to be universal.”
This is according to Parag Chordia, director of the Music Intelligence Lab at Georgia Tech. Music is a universal language. It cannot be solely found in words. It is about the melody, the tune and the emotion.
Music is usually expressed in various ways, it could be playing an instrument or singing or writing a song. In this article, we’ll specifically tackle studying piano and singing.
You may have considered taking Piano Lessons in Las Vegas or attending Singing Classes in Las Vegas. Or maybe, you’re the kind of person who just loves to sing anywhere even if your friends are telling you not to, or that person who always listens to classical pieces wishing you could play the keys.
Did you know that there are actually benefits in taking Piano Lessons in Las Vegas and Voice Lessons in Las Vegas?
Like for playing a piano, looking cool in front of a grand piano is just one of the things you’ll achieve in taking Piano Lessons and apart from that, here are the other benefits you can get from it:
Enhances creativity. One of the first things you should know when you want to enter the world of music is that music generally helps develop creativity. It is not just an extracurricular activity but is considered to be fundamental and important in life.
Creativity is one of the most essential tools for a child to develop if he/she wants to be successful later in life. One of the most essential traits for a child to develop is creativity. Playing music, or having Piano Lessons in Las Vegas specifically, is a process that activates multiple areas of the brain and helps a child develop greater creative capacity.
Be an achiever in school. A 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, showed that kids who had experience in piano classes got 34% higher scores in spatial-temporal reasoning tests than those who did not. The test was said to measure one’s understanding in math, science and engineering.
Raises one’s competitiveness. Taking a class, with the joy of learning is the most important consideration. From a mere Do-Re-Mi to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, there would come a point that one would be eager to learn new pieces. As the level goes higher, it becomes harder. The difficulty of the lessons would not hinder one’s eagerness to learn more, proving to oneself that he/she could do better.
Coordination and Concentration. Playing piano and reading the music sheet is a complex activity that comprises motor and multisensory (auditory, visual, and somatosensory) integration in a unique way. Moving your fingers over the keys needs an advanced eye-hand coordination, noting that each hand moves in different way. Reading the music involves high concentration of not only reading the notes but understanding how to make the piece your own.
As for singing, producing musical tones and wonderful sounds is not the only thing singing does.
Stress reliever. Singing releases endorphins. It triggers a positive feeling in the body, relieving stress. According to Prof. Graham Welch, chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education in the University of London, singing is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream. It reduces stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to a person’s sense of emotional well-being. Thus, singing makes you happy.
Language skills development. Since song is a special type of speech, it helps children understand and acquire the construction of language. Children have a greater response to live singers more so than to recorded singers. Kids who grow up listening to songs tend to love singing on their own. Since a song is like a pattern, it would be easier for the children to understand the fundamentals of a language.
Confidence booster. It gives you this feeling of relief and contentedness. Knowing that you can sing (even if you really can’t) doesn’t solely make you feel good about yourself. It sometimes helps to have people to sing along with sometimes, may it be a choir or an acapella group. Singing a solo piece in a performance is different from singing with others in a performance, but either helps you to find the courage to perform.
Workout substitute. Exercising the vocal cords can prolong one’s life, said Helen Astrid, a vocal coach and singer in The Helen Astrid Singing Academy in London. Singing can practically be compared to as exercising your lungs and heart. It would even help you live longer. In singing, a correct posture should also be considered. You get to maintain your good posture while enjoying yourself. Also, this activity exercised your core muscles, reciprocating the idea of having a strong and balanced core will help in your singing technique.
Now, you realize that studying the piano or singing are not only hobbies and of aesthetic value. They carry a growth within that can be passed to and from anyone.
Knowing all of these things, are you up for a new challenge? It’s never too late to learn and to do something. Playing the piano and singing are just two of the million ways you can freely express yourself. Take the chance to develop your intellectual and social skills, and physical and emotional strengths.
Las Vegas Voice and Piano specializes in teaching piano and singing to students of all ages and levels. Contact us today for more information for voice lessons and piano lesson Las Vegas. Please not all singing students under the age of 16 inquiring about singing lessons will be considered after an audition. For more information about enrolling in Las Vegas Voice and Piano or the audition process contact us at 702.348.7003