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For some curious reason, the piano will almost always have its associations with classical music. The classical period, which effectively blurred the lines between the Baroque and Romantic periods, is responsible for producing the biggest names in the history of piano and musical compositions. Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky-- the list goes on, if you're not particularly bookish in the periods. Truly, the classical era of music has built the foundations for piano, and up to this day, it is still the notable works of that era everyone remembers when in the subject of piano. That being said, it may be the reason why this instrument never quite outgrew the shadows of classical music.
The piano, in all its glory, is also an instrument that was known historically as a symbol of social status. With its growing popularity among the rich and elite is the eager emergence of the bourgeois class to acquire possession of it and learn to play it, henceforth, catapulting its post as an icon of wealth and alienating the plight of common folk to try and get to know the craft.
The face of music has long changed ever since the classical period happened several hundreds of years ago. While we are still playing the piano and Lisztomania still exists, more wildly now than ever, famed compositions born from that time are now only heard of, if not reserved for, in churches, weddings, and theatrical plays and operas. Even so, learning to play these classical pieces such as Pachelbel's Canon in D, Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3, Fur Elise, and Nutcracker all require expertise and polished dexterity that deliberately create inhibitions on amateur and young pianists who want to further improve. Indeed, playing the piano has lost us. Almost.
While evolution caught up to us and the current musical milieu isn't as psyched about the inner workings of playing the piano, there is no reason to hold back on learning how to play the piano if your heart so desires. All you need is the perfect personal tutor and you are good to go.
Then and now, being able to play the piano puts you in high regard because of a couple of things: not everyone has the comfort to do so and having to master it is a bigger concern than trying to learn it in the first place. Apart from entertainment purposes, playing the piano can prove to be more beneficial than it looks.
A stress reliever. Once you have gained mastery on playing the piano, all the stress that you have incurred when you were trying to learn it will be gone forever because as it turns out, playing the piano is a great way to get rid of a bad mood or uplift a dispirited day. Moreover, it also offers a natural approach in the treatment of anxiety and depression for both young and older people.
Improves your split concentration. Playing the piano compels you to focus on a lot of things at the same time: press the keys, read the music sheet, keep an ear to what you are playing, and step on the pedals. Now that can be a handful to deal with, but as a result, your ability to multitask is refined, something that will be of great help to you even outside playing the piano.
A mental boost in all sorts of ways. In addition to sharpening your split concentration abilities, playing the piano can have dramatic effects on your brain. It can positively rewire your brain’s capabilities to respond to learning and experience, enhancing your memory and attention as well as speech abilities. Moreover, it can also improve your general and spatial cognitive skills which translates to better information retention, helping in increasing your vocabulary and performing better in school. It is also a known fact that piano practice is adopted as a healing means for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD).
A one-of-a-kind physical therapy. Improved motor skills and hand-eye coordination are just some of the more known benefits of playing the piano, but apparently, there are more surprising splendors to it. Playing music reduces your heart and respiratory risks, and is also proven to lower your blood pressure. Learning to play the piano can also train your ear to identify tones and chords, which is favorable in your aural awareness. Surprisingly, piano practice also increases levels of human growth hormones which regulates body fluids and muscle and bone growth.
A beautiful life. Whether it is playing piano or guitar, learning anything that has to do with music automatically makes our lives more wonderful and creates incredible connections with not just friends but also strangers. Music molds this world into a better place.
All in all, playing the piano proves to be great for your overall health, which is enough reason to get you all worked up on it.
Learning how to play the piano is more than just being able to move your hands at a rate that seems to move as fast as the lightning does. It is, in fact, more about reading and understanding a music sheet, playing it to a tee, and with flaming passion.
If you want to enjoy the marvelous benefits of playing the piano fast, studying with a private tutor will do you just that and more. Through Superprof, finding your ideal tutor will be a breeze. With over 18 private tutors and teachers available around Calgary, you will be wasting no time in learning the famed classical instrument.
Have you thought about beginning to play the piano?
There are currently 21 piano instructors available to give piano classes in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
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There are currently 21 piano tutors offering private piano courses in Calgary and the suburban areas.
To find a private piano teacher, view their cv to find out more information about their course offering. Our piano instructors cover all levels and styles of piano.
Did you know that you can practice piano from the comfort of your own home?
On Superprof, many of our piano tutors also offer private online lessons. In fact, about 80% of the private tutors across our platform give piano lessons via webcam.
Check out our platform to find available lessons online. Each tutor's profile will indicate whether they offer lessons via webcam, at their home, or another location.
Online courses via webcam offer you more advantages in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
In Calgary, piano instructors charge $38 for piano lessons .
The cost for piano lessons will differ depending on:
97% of our instructors give the first hour of piano classes for free.
The first thing is obviously to purchase a piano, a keyboard or a digital piano. Some of the most widely used piano brands are Yamaha and Sauter, and for keyboards and digital pianos Yamaha and Alesis are a few common ones.
The price of a new piano can sometimes intimidate complete beginners. If this is the case, you can rent a piano to use until you are ready to buy your own piano.
Depending on the type of piano you want to play, you may also need to buy:
Certain piano accessories are not obligatory in order for you to learn to play the piano. Don't hesitate to ask your piano teacher for advice on what accessories you should buy in order to learn the music you'd like to.