At the last auction in September we seen many young families coming to look at pianos as the children had started lessons and they wanted to buy a piano at a price that was cheaper than the RRP.
One of the families who we spoke with talked about the ‘Mozart effect’ and explained that she was looking forward to the day when their daughter could play the Mozart repertoire.
We read an article this morning that backs up How the brain develops when learning music:
It was found that a bundle of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum, which functions in carrying signals between the two brain hemispheres, is about 12 percent thicker among keyboard players who started training before the age of 7, compared to keyboard players trained later, or to non-musicians.
The corpus callosum is the part of the brain that connects the left and right hemispheres. It needs to be firing on all cylinders if you want to develop the finger and hand coordination required to become a musician.
So learn the piano and become an A* student !