Why should kids learn piano first?
Piano is an excellent starter instrument for young children, since it offers a clear visual representation to keys, scales, and chords that can help children learn the basic of music theory. Piano also helps students improve their hand muscles and hand-eye coordination, as it uses both the left and right hands equally, and it offers great practice opportunities in rhythms and counting.
Students can improve their sense of pitch by learning piano as well, since unlike the string instruments, you can be pretty sure that when you’re playing the right notes, the pitch will sound exactly like it’s supposed to. Keys are also extremely versatile in style and genre, used in classical music, pop, jazz, rock, blues, etc. Really, just about every musical genre uses piano or keys in some form!
Our piano students get several opportunities a year to play in our public recitals, and keys are always a welcome addition to our student rock band.
At Sense & Color, we use quality full-size electronic pianos with weighted keys for a real-piano sound and feel, but for home practice, there are plenty of affordable keyboard options to fit any budget or footprint. Ask your teacher for recommendations, or check reviews online. Unlike stringed instruments, it’s not hard to find good keyboards sight unseen as long as you go with a reputable brand.
Feel free to read about our piano instructors before booking, or if you don't have a teacher preference, you can go directly to our booking page and select the "Any Available" option to choose the exact time slot you need!