How Piano Playing and Taking Classes Are Good for Your Mind and Body
Playing the Piano Is a Workout for Your Mind and Body
4 Physical Benefits of Playing the Piano
Good posture - since piano is mostly played from a seated position, having good posture, strength in your abdomen and a strong lower back is important. No slouching or hunched shoulders. Two good exercises to strengthen your lower back and help you sit tall are 1. Seated cat-cow and 2. Seated gentle twist.
Balance - how you position yourself and establish balance while playing is important. You play with your whole body. Playing from the shoulders as well as your hand position, balancing the constant movements of your head and trunk, and flowing your arm movement with frequent hand lifts and rotational elbow movements, all helps to create an expressive engagement with the music.
Fine Motor Skills - playing the piano develops your hand-eye coordination and sharpens your fine motor skills by working on your finger playing technique. Combining the elements of tempo, rhythm, sound and tone into playing sequences strengthens your overall mind-body coordination.
Breathing - beginning with deep inhale and exhales will help focus you as you sit to play. Use the first few moments to breath and set your session playing goals and get ready for your piano lesson or class. Breathing in and exhaling out for 3-2-1, 3x, helps to set your mind for your playing.
Sharpen Your Mind with Piano Playing
4 Core Piano Class Types:
Add new piano classes to your repertoire to help you grow and expand your learning, build your body and mind. The piano classes are grouped so they cover all areas of piano learning, for all levels and interests:
Music Fundamentals. From scales, chords, rhythm to reading music. These piano classes allow you to work with teachers to build your skills and overall music knowledge.
Piano Techniques. Learn Hanon, Czerny. These classes go beyond music fundamentals and strengthen your playing and practicing techniques.
Music Styles. Explore and learn jazz, blues, pop, traditional Irish tunes or classical styles of music on the piano.
Piano Basics. Piano habits, warm-up and open practice class sessions are great classes to keep you growing in your piano playing.
The Lessonface Teachers Have Designed a Robust Program of Group Classes