8 Awesome Benefits From Playing Keyboard for Kids and Adults

Eight Ways in which Piano Benefits Your Mental and Physical Health

Enhance your skills but improve your health throughout your life as well.

1. It Diminishes the effects of Stress

The fact that music from piano soothes the soul is well known to us all but it also acts as a stress buster. Even if you give just a few minutes of your busy day to playing the piano, it can lower the blood pressure and make you feel much more positive. In fact, just playing in front of a few people, friends, family, colleagues can drive stage fright out of people.

2. Enhance your ability to concentrate while doing different things

Since piano requires using both your hands doing different things for playing it, you might not be able to deal with it at first. Gradually, the art of split concentration becomes an integral part. This further helps you in coordinating your eyes and hands while playing. Thus, your concentration skills get developed, making you sharper.

3. Stimulates every part of the Brain, and improving Neural Connections.

Scientific studies show that music stimulates the brain in a way that NO OTHER ACTIVITY comes close. Thus, playing a musical instrument like keyboard adds new neural connections developing some higher tier connections in our brain. These improved neural connections have their fair share in benefitting at studies and other daily life chores of a person.

4. Strengthens Hand Muscles and Hand coordination.

By maintaining the correct posture of hands and using the proper hand position while playing the piano makes you fitter as your arms grow stronger. Even as you grow up and get older, your hands have stronger hand muscles compared to others. The piano is a great way of developing muscle flexibility and dexterity among children as well.

5. Improves Listening and Language Skills

The aural awareness that is developed by playing the piano makes it easier for you to understand the sound patterns of foreign languages. It works wonders for kids who have trouble hearing in a noisy background and can fight dyslexia while it is still developing.

6. Improves Vocabulary and other Classroom skills

Playing the keyboard widens the vocabulary and verbal skills of students. Since they are exposed to more words than the kids who do not learn music, their reading also improves at the same time. All these factors lead to an overall better absorption, engagement and performance in the classroom.

7. Helps Children receive Criticism Gracefully

Children who take keyboard lessons get regular feedbacks and constructive criticisms from their music coach. This prepares them to accept criticism in a positive way, building them into individuals with stronger and better psychological health. However, if a child does not take criticisms positively, it can may lead to depression. later in life. In a way, keyboard lessons prove to inculcate fundamental values that stay with people for their lifetime.

 


Presenting WORSHIP BAND DYNAMICS PROGRAM :: KEYBOARD TRACK.

Creative Worship Keyboard Lessons in Singapore. 

 

Having taught many worship music students, we have found every student unique in areas of creative strengths and challenges. As Worship Coaches, we adopt a 7 Step Blended Online & Class Coaching System to be able to track everybody's individual skill level through video. 

 

Step 1: Students chooses the song for the week and sends it to Coach

Step 2: Coach studies the song and the level of skill of the Student

Step 3: Coach records on software or video his rendition of the song

Step 4: Student receives and learn what, why and how Coach does it. Reproduce it in class but understands why so that it is not pure rote learning. Also, you learn way faster than usual classes. 

Step 5: Student plays to Coach. Coach continues to sharpen the student's approach to the song and techniques. 

Step 6: Student attempts to reapply techniques learnt in one song to other songs.

Step 7: Coach records these other songs. Coach continue to sharpen student till perfection.  

 

 

SAMPLE VIDEO INSTRUCTIONALS 

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COMMON STRUGGLES OF MOST KEYBOARD LEARNERS 

These are the 5 Top Obstacles that keyboard learners face. 

Weak fundamentals = Can't move my fingers as freely as I want

Don't understand Music Theory = Can't see and feel the Music Matrix

Not creative = Feeling bored with the same rhythms, chords, chord progressions

No band to work with = No confidence to fit in and serve in a worship band

No where to serve = Can't test my skills safely in public

 

Brace yourselves in God. It can all be overcomed in Kingdom Music. 


RHYTHMIC STYLES OF THE KEYBOARD

Rock 1 2 3
Ballad
Wave
Funk
Jazz


IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES OF THE KEYBOARD

Replaying Melodies

Counter Melodies

Fill-ins

Embellishments

Octaves

Modulation & Transposition


CHORDS OF THE KEYBOARD

Learn to use these chords strategically and meaningfully in worship. 

Major, Major 7ths

Sus 2, Sus 4

minor, minor 7ths

Fraction chords

dim 7ths

11ths, 13ths

Passing chords


LEADING WITH THE KEYBOARD

Worship-leading is one of the most privileged, skilled and awesome exploits. From King David to Michael W. Smith, to Rev 5 harp and bowl worshippers, this skill blesses God, your family, cell group, community, church, nation. 


Leading with the keyboard includes: 

Singing and playing

Praying and playing

Solo instrumental