Humans love music and react strongly to sounds that appeal to them. Such sounds can come from a plethora of instruments, vocals, and apparatus that lend themselves to the world of music. What I find most soothing and meditative is the plinks of piano keys as they resound playfully in renditions that are heartfelt and passionate. Sounds that come from a piano provide me a pleasure like no other, and make piano playing a true joy for me.
There are so many things about playing the piano that I love. I treasure any moment I have to sit before the keys of black and white, ready for me to play out a tune for just myself or for others to enjoy.
The biggest reason I love to play the piano is the relaxation I get when I hear the music as I play and feel it. As a player, you experience the music tenfold, because you are engaging several senses simultaneously to create the sound and absorb it. Your mind is actively conducting your fingers to prance across keys, sending sound waves through the air to meet your ears. You not only hear the music you make, you feel it through your fingers, which makes the overall experience that much more complete.
The sounds that emanate from a piano resonate within in me, as well. As I play, I can feel the music move through me and wash away the worries that may have accumulated throughout the day. Not only does the sound take me to a new place, the overall reverberations that I feel from within help transport me into bliss.
It is calming and soothing and oftentimes inspires me to get my work done when I am stuck or have hit a roadblock. Some would say it is a waste of time moving away from work to play a tune, but playing actually helps me forget the roadblock and see the problem from a different perspective
I also love entertaining with the piano and letting kids join in on playing or accompanying with another instrument, or even with their voice. Playing the piano has long been a great way to gather people together and engage them in a group activity that is not competitive, but collaborative. People love music, and playing a familiar tune always perks people’s ears and invites them to participate. It makes me feel good to do something that makes others feel good.
If you are anyone you know is considering learning an instrument, the piano is the perfect first choice. Often touted as the best first instrument, it allows students to learn music quickly and has many benefits, as well. Many say that piano playing strengthens brain connections related to mathematical thinking. So, as a plus, no only are you increasing your talent artistically, you are getting smarter along the way.
I have been playing the piano for about 15 years now. I was lucky, my father worked for piano distributors in our town so I had access to an instrument all my life. I would say it is the best instrument for me because it makes me feel great and I can play music that makes others feel great, too.