Taking piano and voice lessons is not only fun and enjoyable; it also enhances students' scholastic abilities and improves their performance in school. Scientific studies have proven that learning to play the piano increases a person's abilities in math, science and reading. One such study in particular showed that after just nine months of piano and voice lessons, participants that were tested showed a 46% increase in their IQ, which is necessary for higher brain functions (E. Glenn Schellenberg, of the University of Toronto at Mississauga and Francis Rauscher, PhD., University of Wisconsin).
Additionally, a 2009 report from the College Board indicated that students who were involved in music and arts training during their four years spent in high school scored an average of 100 points higher on the SAT test than students with little or no musical training. Read more here.
In addition to the joy and satisfaction that learning to play the piano brings, there is an undeniably strong link between playing the piano and the development of necessary skills that are required in order to be successful throughout life. Some of the benefits associated with playing the piano include developing strong concentration skills, an increase in patience, self-confidence and discipline, coordination and dedication as well as an increased ability to memorize. According to a Michigan State University research project, even adults who learned to play the piano in their later years reported that taking piano lessons on a regular basis significantly improved their outlook on life and reduced any feelings of loneliness, anxiety or depression.
Greetings to Everyone and A Big Welcome to Infinity Music Studio! My name is Suzanne Brittania. I have been teaching piano and voice lessons for over 40 plus years. It is my hope that you will find all the following information, along with the music videos listed within my blog, to be very interesting, helpful and inspiring all throughout your own musical journey.
The videos listed below are of famous opera stars (that I performed with extensively all throughout my earlier musical career) especially during the 1950's and 60's.
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