Why should kids learn piano first?
Piano is an excellent choice as a starter instrument for young children, as it offers a clear visual representation to keys, scales, and chords that can help children learn the basics 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 greatly improve their 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 is going to sound exactly like it’s supposed to sound. Keys are also extremely versatile in style and genre, used in classical music, pop, jazz, rock, and — well, just about every genre out there can use piano or keys in some form or another!