Music is a fundamental and undeniable part of the human experience. Whether you listen to it, play it, enjoy it, teach it, or create it, everybody has some relationship with music that is worth fostering and nurturing. It is part of our makeup, our psyche, and our souls.
However, though most people listen to and enjoy music on a daily basis, not everyone puts in the time and effort necessary to learn to play an instrument. For a variety of reasons—time, access, interest, and more—some people just never learn to play. Still others began to learn an instrument as a child but did not keep up with it as an adult.
The benefits of playing music are exponential. From stress reduction to entertainment to creative outlet, learning to play and instrument can literally change your life. Children who learn to play an instrument either at home or in a school band tend to do better in school and learn a valuable skill that can be used throughout the rest of their life. They learn discipline, dedication, and patience—values that apply to every area of life. Adults who learn to play an instrument can play in bands for fun or as a job, entertain their friends and family, work as songwriters or studio musicians, or even write music for their own personal enjoyment. Playing a musical instrument is also associated with lower levels of stress and depression.
For these reasons and many others, Miller Piano Specialists offers Music Academy classes for children as young as 2 and 3 years old all the way up to adults. We recognize the importance of fostering a love for and ability to play music from childhood on. Children in the Music Academy classes will learn basics about pianos as well as rhythm and timing; adults can choose from traditional piano lessons or the Nashville Number System, a system developed by and for musicians in Music City that teaches adults to play by ear and a series of numbers rather than traditional plotted notes.
Learning to play a musical instrument can be a long and sometimes painstaking process no matter how old you are, but it is an infinitely worthwhile pursuit. If you are ready to take the first step towards learning or re-learning the piano today, or want to inquire about our Music Academy classes for kids, give Miller Piano Specialists a call at (615) 771-0020 or visit our website at millerps.com.