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I am incredibly musical. I love to sing and I wish more than anything I could play an instrument.
I am also lucky that my three kids are all very musical and always have been starting at a young age.
All of them have loved listening to music and dancing, starting at babies. Now that they are older, they love to sing and are wanting to learn how to play instruments (and for the record, even Baby Girl at 15 months old has been trying to sing in her own language).
I am all for my kids being musical as music is extremely beneficial in learning and development.
How Music Impacts Learning and Development
Even as a baby, music helps with:
- Language development;
- Increasing a child’s IQ;
- Making their brain work harder and differently than a non-musician;
- Improving spatial-temporal skills;
- Improving test scores.
When they get older…
- Music helps us learn information;
- Music helps with our attention, attitude, and atmosphere;
- Music helps with our personal expression.
Buggy has recently taken a liking to the guitar, but I secretly wish that one of my children (or all of them) want to take up the piano – an instrument that I have always wanted to learn to play.
Especially now with today’s technology, digital piano would be an excellent addition to my home and my learning curve!
Digital pianos are low maintenance, no need to tune pianos that are smaller (and less expensive) than traditional upright pianos.
Korg digital pianos come in a variety of modern colors (black or white and sometimes red) and many models have dual headphone inputs for student/teacher practice (or private practice so we can maintain our sanity as they learn!)
If your child (or you) are really into mixing things up, digital pianos have more than just the basic piano sounds and they have a built in metronome (usually used for kids learning and for song writers).
Korg digital pianos even have built-in demo songs that you can auto play for home entertaining (not everything has to be educational and about the kids, right!?)
If you’re worried that a piano (of any kind) does not fit in with your home decor, rest assured that the digital pianos at Korg blend in nicely and look like furniture when the key cover is closed! They even carry a variety of design styles so whether you want one to sit atop a table, have cabinetry, or have legs – they have it all!
A piano is definitely on my wish-list and a digital piano would be fabulous for us all to learn on!
What musical instrument can you play or wish you can play?
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Brown, Laura Lewis. (n.d.). The benefits of music education. Retrieved June 7, 2014, from http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/