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The Importance of Learning Music
For many adults, learning to play any musical instruments (keyboard, piano, harmonium, sitar, tabla etc.) is a great way to help alleviate stress, stimulate the mind, improve coordination, and promote an overall sense of well-being.

After a long hard day, it’s great to relax and express your emotions with the soothing sounds of a Keyboard or Harmonium. Playing the Keyboard is not only fun and entertaining, it also provides great exercise for your brain. The same way your muscles can benefit from resistance or cardiovascular exercises, practicing the keyboard for just 20 minutes a day can help keep you mentally fit.

The importance of learning to play the instrument has been documented to promote physical rehabilitation in people of all ages, but can especially help older adults stay mentally active and protect against certain illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Studies also suggest that children as young as four years old can enjoy a lifetime of benefits from early exposure to keyboard, singing, guitar and other types of music lessons.

In fact, pediatric researchers have found evidence that when a child begins learning to play the keyboard, or takes up any type of musical instrument, this stimulates certain areas of the brain that controls their fine motor skills, memory and speech.
The self-discipline and determination needed to practice a piano regimen on a regular basis gives children a special awareness about the process of learning that carries over into their school lives.

Learning to play the keyboard typically requires a student to read music notation written on a staff and interpret the correct keys to play on their keyboard.

Music notation also challenges a keyboard student to determine how long notes must be played for, how many beats there are in a measure, and which note gets one beat during that measure. These types of mental exercises and hand-eye coordination tasks appear to help strengthen a child’s academic performance particularly in the areas of mathematics, science and reading.

Researchers also point out that young students who are actively involved in musical studies are more likely to experience a higher sense of self-esteem, accomplishment and were more likely to participate in physical activities.

A music education clearly offers children, adults and people of all ages a variety of benefits regardless of nationality, language, religion or social class. Regardless of whether a music student is learning to play the piano, harmonium, guitar, violin, bass or vocals, a keyboard is usually somewhere within reach during most music curriculums.

Music Therapy: Music has a very significant role to play in alleviating stress related disorders of today. Music therapy has a long history dating back to ancient Greece. King David’s curing an illness by playing the harp would count for the same in the Old Testament. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used it extensively. In ancient Egypt pain of childbirth was reduced thus. In Indian legends saint Shri. Thyagaraja is believed to have sung back life into the dead. And in 1729 Richard Browne compiled the well-known Medicina Musica

Music affects us all. But only in recent times have scientists sought to explain and quantify the way music impacts us at an emotional level. Researching the links between melody and the mind indicates that listening to and playing music actually can alter how our brains, and therefore our bodies, function. It seems that the healing power of music, over body and spirit, is only just starting to be understood, even though music therapy is not new. For many years therapists have been advocating the use of music - both listening and study - for the reduction of anxiety and stress, the relief of pain. And music has also been recommended as an aid for positive change in mood and emotional states.

Creating and performing music promotes self-expression and provides self-gratification while giving pleasure to others. In medicine, increasing published reports demonstrate that music has a healing effect on patients.” Doctors now believe using music therapy in hospitals and nursing homes not only makes people feel better, but also makes them heal faster. And across the nation, medical experts are beginning to apply the new revelations about music’s impact on the brain to treating patients.
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