The Psychology of Piano Practice

A 2013 study published in Frontiers in Psychology found that piano practice decreased depression and increased positive mood states in older adults. After 6 months of consistent practice improved memory compared to a control group who had no practice. Those recruited for participation in the study were self selected as highly interested in playing the instrument.

Research on a group of fourth graders by the University of Texas found increased self esteem in piano playing children.

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Brian E. Young

I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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