The best age to learn the piano

"The best age to learn the piano? As long as you have talent and can inject the right effort, it's ok to start at a few years old, " said Hoffmann, a famous Polish pianist. "Obviously, the answer is not satisfactory. Parents want a more accurate number, how old is the best age to learn piano?

Many people think that the best age to learn piano is the sooner the better. Indeed, many famous people in the history of music learned piano from an early age: Mozart learned piano at the age of 3, Beethoven 4 years old, Chopin 6 years old, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms and many other great Western musicians from childhood to learn piano. At present, the popular world music of China's young pianist Lang Lang is also from 3 years old to learn the piano. Because so many Chinese and foreign musicians have a precedent of learning piano from an early age, the earlier the better, the argument has been highly regarded by the world.

However, we should also be soberly aware that the success of a great artist, not only need personal efforts and excellent self-conditions, but also by the family environment, social environment, human environment and other factors. According to unofficial statistics, the age at which the winner slearns the piano in major international competitions is about 5 to 15 years old. Because the growth and development of children is first from the big muscle activity, then to the delicate movement of small muscles, and the piano needs to be very skillful small muscle movements, need considerable patience, the baby is too young to coordinate slightly and can not sit, at this time learning the piano is tantamount to pulling the seed to promote. Therefore, it is not appropriate to send your baby to learn piano, electronic piano, violin and other musical instruments too early.

Therefore, we must use the development of children's movement as a scientific basis to determine the best age to learn the piano.

From a physiological and psychological point of view, children after the age of 5 or 6 years old, regardless of brain development, or attention, cognitive ability, understanding and so on have a good premise. In teaching practice, it has also been found that older children are more receptive, more self-conscious, faster learning progress, and even a year of schooling can exceed 3 or 4 years of children.

Research on child developmental psychology shows that the development of children's movements is carried out under the control of the brain and nerve centers, nerves and muscles. Therefore, the development of children's movements is closely related to the development of children's body and the development of the nervous system of the brain, it manifests a certain chronological order, the law is:

(1) Top to bottom. That is, from the action of the head to the torso, and finally the action of the foot.

(2) by near and far. That is, from the middle of the body, the closer to the torso of the parts of the movement developed earlier, away from the center of the body limb action developed later. The above limbs, for example, the action from the arm, shoulder, and then developed to elbows, wrists, hands. Finger movementdevelops at the latest.

(3) from thick to thin, or from large to small. That is, from the large muscle to the small muscle, from the large coarse movement gradually developed to the fine movement of the small muscle.

The age at which 33 pianists began to learn piano at the third Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, held in 1966, was investigated. One from the beginning of the two-year-old, three from three, three at four, six at five, eight at six, seven at seven, and eight, nine and ten years old.

The situation shows that the best age to learn piano is small and the middle is large. The 2l bits, or 63.6 per cent, of piano learning started at the age of five to seven. Add in three or four-year-olds and 6 is about 85 percent. It can be seen that the age group of three to seven years old can be considered the best age to start learning the piano. As to how many years each child learns well, it is necessary to consider the optimal age for learning piano according to the above-mentioned introduction, based on the development already of different movements of each child, as well as the development of the body, brain and nervous system and the acceptance of music.

Here, we must remind parents that some famous pianists and piano teachers have repeatedly stressed: " ... Formal piano learning cannot begin too early" (Felds, a famous Hungarian pianist). Because it is not a concept to start learning and to be able to start learning.

The three- to seven-year-old age group also accounts for about 85 percent of successful pianists. Of these, only four are under the age of three, accounting for about 10 per cent of the statistics. Another convincing figure in the survey is that about 80 per cent of those aged five and ten start learning the piano, which is a fact that the advice of the famous pianists should be taken.

Let the children listen to the music with their ears first, accept the infection of music, let them replace the band with their mouths, replace the piano, replace all musical instruments to sing the music in their hearts, let them learn by hand Karayan, learn Ozawa, learn Chen Yuyang to command the music, with their feet, dance with the rhythm of the music ...

Maybe this is the best design for musicians to grow up. Parents and teachers, should not be too obsessive in pursuit of the best age to learn the piano such a specific number, prematurely let their children do very difficult to their sophisticated skills and action training. We call on parents to let their children develop a little more naturally and spend more time in games and games.

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