A Surprising Fact You Never Know about Piano Lessons
Updated: Feb 17
Over the time,we have encouraged children to read to boost their language skill.
The latest study released by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) may surprised you that a child who pick up piano lessons have positive aspects to build up the language compare to child who read.
The children who enroll in piano lessons are much more able to detect the sounds of consonants and hence it increase child's linguistic ability.
A group of 74 Mandarin speaking children, aged between four to five, divided into three groups:
First group received piano training over
Second group received reading training
Third group received zero training
After 6 months, the students who learn how to play piano has unique advantage in detecting the sounds of consonants and vowels as well as pitch.
All three groups have equal results on general cognitive measures, including IQ tests, working memory and attention.
The results strengthen that learning piano has better advantage to reading books in enhancing language ability.
This can concluded that early childhood music training is beneficial for the development of brain regions.
Now, you might wondering what is the best age to start the piano class?