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October 11, 2022 | Benefits

Benefits of Music for Brain Development and Mental Health

There are numerous factors that may influence the way our brains develop and maintain throughout our lives, but one that has been known to show positive impacts here in several ways is the presence of music. From learning a musical instrument to simply listening to music regularly and maintaining it as part of your life, there are multiple mental h ...

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August 9, 2022 | Benefits

How Greenville Group Music Lessons Help Unlock Your Potential

Although students can learn to sing or play an instrument in either private music lessons or in group music lessons, here at Piano Central Studios, we have found that group music lessons are a great way for young beginners to start their musical journey.  In fact, group music lessons are a very natural introduction to music lessons for any student, ...

April 1, 2022 | Benefits

Music, Emotion, and Your Child’s Developing Brain

Like most modern parents, you probably have a gazillion photos of your child attesting to their every new skill: cute videos of cooing, funny language gaffs from those early toddler years, happy reminders of those first wobbly steps, and foodie-faced pictures of your little one’s early attempts to use a spoon. Billions of neurons and trillions of sy ...

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April 2, 2020 | Benefits

How Online Lessons are GROWING Our Music Lesson Students

After a few weeks now of online lessons, we are definitely enjoying staying connected with our PCS students, and we’d like to share how we see them growing in new and exciting ways. Here are a few ways that online lessons are GROWING our students here at PCS: Students are taking more responsibility for their own learning!  In prior months your lesson ...

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January 28, 2020 | Benefits

Kindermusik and Cognitive Skills

One of the best things about Kindermusik is that it isn’t solely about music and movement . It is about developing the whole child , using music and movement to engage their cognition. Cognitive skills are those involved in the process of thinking .  Most of our Kindermusik students, those from ages 2 to 7 are preoperational thinkers, according to Piag ...

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January 28, 2020 | Benefits

Your Brain on Music: The Corpus Callosum

Did you know that musicians have a bigger corpus callosum than non-musicians? The corpus callosum is the part of our brains that connects the right hemisphere to the left. It allows both sides to communicate with each other, and is responsible for eye movement and helping us maintain our balance. It also holds the largest amount of white matter in t ...

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January 28, 2020 | Benefits

7 Benefits to Private Music Lessons

When a child’s school already offers music as part of its regular curriculum, some may wonder what the point is in paying for private lessons. Are there really any added benefits from taking private lessons in addition to music class? While music class definitely impacts a child’s development, private lessons offer so much more than any school musi ...

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