Everyone knows that piano is the ultimate music instrument your child should learn. However, did you also know that playing the piano masterfully has been linked to stellar IQ results?
There has been many studies and research done on students who learnt piano and the correlation between playing the piano and IQ levels. An example is a study done at the University of Wisconsin which indicates that piano lessons enhances the IQ of the musician – especially in children. This is because children have higher levels of malleability in their brain, which then can be intensified and improved drastically through playing the piano. Children below the age of 15 learn the best – and therefore in Singapore, if you are considering to let your child learn piano, let him or her learn in pre school or primary school! Here’s a good piano teacher agency based in Singapore you can engage to help you find a piano teacher: https://twitter.com/sglearnpiano
However, how does piano lessons actually help your child improve his or her IQ?
First of all, a child’s IQ is increased because of the hand-eye coordination (with separate motions on each hand) needed when it comes to playing the music instrument. This means that your child will be improving his or her coordination skills both physically and cognitively, enabling increase in your child’s IQ over time as he or she takes more piano lessons in Singapore.
Second of all, reading sheet music, recognizing symbols and translating it into sound with both superb hand-eye coordination allows a child to hit the neural pathways linked to auditory learning, and hereby increasing their cognitive capabilities in that area. With more and more practice on the piano and lessons in Singapore, your child will be able to ‘hear’ notes simply by reading sheet music, and this is the result of the above neural pathways improvements in your child’s brain.
Last but not least, because a human being’s plasticity of the brain is greatest when he or she is young, if you allow your child to take music lessons in Singapore while he or she is still in his or her primary school years, then your child will be able to experience the above 2 benefits at a much larger scale. And when your child’s IQ increases, his or her results in the PSLE will skyrocket.