Questions and Answers

Q: If a family with an active child is trying to decide among competing, high-quality extracurricular activities such as martial arts, dance lessons, guitar lessons, art classes, horseback riding, or piano lessons, what would be your arguments in favor of piano lessons? A: Let's face it. Today's young people (at least in middle-class America) ...
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A student's view of the benefits of piano study

When a parent (or child) inevitably asks the questions "why piano lessons?", there are a variety of potential responses. From the purist music for music's sake perspective to the pragmatic and practical account of the many non-musical benefits of music study, there is much to discuss and debate. While my heart always yearns to show everyone th...
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Does Piano Study Help Children in Other Aspects of School Study?

Did someone ever ask you, "How do you know that's true? Did you read it somewhere ... what proof do you have?" And you answered without hesitation, "I don't know how, I just know it!"  Piano teachers just know that studying music, especially the piano, is good for kids. We believe that piano lessons will help our students in their school lesso...
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How Do You Educate Parents and Students About the Importance of Music Study?

Music makes a difference. This simple statement sums up the answer to perhaps the single most important question for music teachers - Why is music study important? In this issue, The Magic Triangle will give you an overview of the importance of music study, provide some suggestions on how to educate parents and students about the importance of...
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