Piano as a Family Tradition

Posted on: Thursday, May 14th, 2020  In: Blog

You may, perhaps, be familiar with the famous American piano compositions that have been featured in performance theatres, movies and cartoons, even the classical ones. It’s no doubt that songs like, “The Entertainer” and “Rhapsody in Blue” have helped shape the American sound into what it truly is. You may even notice that the piano has become integral in marking major milestones in people’s lives: weddings, funerals, national holidays, sporting competitions, religious proceedings. In this country, a lot of parents sign their children up for piano lessons because we know that the piano improves a child’s emotional, cognitive and concentration skills all around. Even as they grow, research suggests that the consistency of learning musical pieces improves a person’s logical reasoning, and enhances their problem solving and conceptual ability. The bottom line is that you can’t deny the piano is everywhere. And why ? Why is it that, not just this nation, but the world loves the piano sound so much? Why has our culture been so deeply influenced by this instrument?

We think it’s safe to say that, at the end of the day the piano brings people together, whether it’s to play it, listen to it, sing around it or even just enjoy it in a venue. It’s important to remember the piano, particularly as a family gathering spot, has been a source of comfort and assurance in countless American homes over the years. Families have always turned to the piano to lift their moods and maybe even commemorate certain well cherished memories, and just think about how that, alone, has led to so much nurturing and magnification of the talents that have gone on to reshape the world. People such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Ansel Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright, and even Prince Charles all learned and played the piano. Many people, whether musicians or not, have very fond memories of a family member sitting behind the piano.

It’s important to recognize that music is absolutely timeless in providing joy and distraction during challenging times. Generation after generation, families have gathered around their pianos as a tradition, and we wholeheartedly believe that when we gather around a piano with everyone participating, music automatically connects us and, at least for the time, relieves all the stress. Why not bring back this experience back to the home instead of playing video games, watching Netflix or playing on your phone?

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