From classical to new age music, Piano and Keyboards can be found almost anywhere. Learning piano / Keyboard are also one of the best musical foundations you can have. Most professional musicians have some background in playing electronic keyboard. For anyone interested in composing, songwriting, or music theory, Keyboard is nearly essential. John Williams, composer for classic films to our own 2 Oscar winner AR Rahman is began his career as a keyboardist. But even if you don't care about playing professionally, Keyboard is a great way to learn to read music, train your ear, and have fun playing your favorite songs!
Keyboard is unique, in part, for the way it fully engages all parts of the mind and body. Although it's easy for young children and other beginners to learn how to play simple melodies, advanced keyboardist are capable of some truly awe-inspiring performances. Keyboardists are required to read more music than most other instrumentalists (both bass and treble clef, often simultaneously), play independently with both hands. This means that not only does learning keyboard promote coordination and musicality, but it fully engages the brain. An MIT study revealed that the cerebral cortex, a portion of the brain which is important in memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought, language, and consciousness, was significantly more developed in subjects who had studied keyboard as opposed to similar subjects who had no musical training.
For both kids and adults, learning to play the Keyboard can be an incredibly rewarding experience, whether your goal is to become a concert Keyboardist or just to play songs at family gatherings for the holidays or just play your favorite songs.