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  • Writer's pictureCarley Smith

Benefits of Learning Piano for the Older Generation

You are never too old to learn the piano. Whether you’re exploring a new pastime, improving from where you left off as a teenager, or, even learning so you can help your children with piano.

Some seniors might think that they cannot learn an instrument if they did not start at a young age, but studies have shown that this is not true. We can still acquire new skills as we grow older.

Learning the piano is such a wonderful activity for seniors, not only for fun but also for health and cognitive benefits. Playing the piano stimulates the brain and enhances neural connections, which are essential for information processing and transmission. It also reduces stress and helps the mind to calm down. Music can even trigger memories in people with dementia and make them sing along with familiar songs. Reading music and playing the piano also improves hand-eye coordination and muscle memory, as both hands must work separately and follow different notes. The eyes must scan the music sheet for both hands simultaneously, and the brain has to instruct each hand accordingly. With practice, these motor skills become more natural and intuitive. Playing the piano also boosts creativity, as it requires using both sides of the brain and thinking divergently. Moreover, learning the piano can help seniors to socialize and connect with others, which can prevent loneliness and isolation.

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Elderly lady in a green top playing the piano with a younger man in a grey shirt. both are laughing together with onlookers from the retirement home
Music for all ages!

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