According to Science, Your Child Should Take Piano Lessons

Did you know that Science has proven that kids who take piano lessons will grow up to be far smarter and have better cognitive abilities in future than kids in Singapore who do not take piano lessons? If you are searching for a piano teacher, look no further – simply get SG LEARNPIANO to help your kid find a teacher in Singapore.

First of all, learning the piano helps your child to develop a larger amount of grey brain matter. The visual-spatial regions and auditory regions of your kids brain will also develop better than non-musicians. In fact, these changes are very rapid. Just 15 months of piano lessons will cause these positive lifelong brain changes in your children. Therefore, it’s important to get your child to learn the piano as young as he or she can as long as he or she is open to learning it. He or she will thank you in future for the brain development in future. Just make sure to thank us in future when that happens!


Having your child learn the piano will also help to reduce the effect of aging on the brain of your child. People who have learnt piano lessons have been shown to score the highest in testing on nonverbal memory recall, sequencing, visuomotor speed and cognitive flexibility. Studies have also shown that playing the piano before the age of nine and playing it for ten years results in the greatest brain benefits to your children. As you can possibly see, learning the piano at a young age will benefit your child in his or her future working life in terms of IQ, and help him or her when they are old by keeping them more mentally alert than people who have not learnt the piano.

When your kid is involved in learning piano and the musics/arts in Singapore, there is a far greater chance that he or she will only mix around with the good kids / ‘nerds’ (read: they will become highly successful adults) rather than kids who are like gangsters. You certainly do not want a child who turns out to be a hooligan. Chances are, if your child falls in love with the piano and hangs out with piano loving children, then he or she will not mix around with kids who like to smoke, drink and hang out late. Learning the piano can connect your child to potentially other highly successful kids (and hence rub off on him or her) and keep him or her out of the wrong crowds!

Giving your kids private piano lessons in Singapore is definitely an investment that is worthy of your attention and time.

And so, readers, I turn to you. Can we tell our kids – much like we do with chores – that our kids must learn and practise the piano without being the fearsome Tiger parent?

How To Ace ABRSM Exam Pieces Easily – 3 Secret Tips

Passing your ABRSM exam pieces can be tough if you let nerves get to you, and do not focus on the right marking criteria. But, there are many music students in Singapore who manage to ace their ABRSM piano exam pieces. I shall now reveal to you the 3 secret tips students in Singapore use to ace their ABRSM exam pieces.

First of all, playing the right notes should not be your main focus – although you should hit the right keys. However, the real crux to scoring well is hidden in plain sight – right in the marking criteria. To get a distinction for your piano exam, you will need the following: expressiveness, musical shaping and vivid communication of character and style. If you notice, none of them focused on technicalities. Instead, to get a distinction, you will need to bring out the personality of the song, by your own means. Of course, this begins with choosing the right song. You are given 3 choices per era of piano exam pieces to choose from, so make sure to choose one in which you can connect with most emotionally. The more emotions you can feel from listening to the song, the better you can expressively play the piano song during your exams.

Next of all, do not start learning the notes but to first listen to good performances of the exam piece that you have chosen. You can listen to those provided by ABRSM themselves. Take note of how the exam piece was interpreted and expressed musically. Remember, a pianist is not a technician. A pianist is an artist and your work of art is the song you are playing – even though it is just for an exam!

The third secret I have to share with you is that play the song slowly first, but while maintaining the correct rhythm. This is so that you will be able to develop the right muscle memory. Over time, then you increase the speed you play the piano song at. If the muscle memory is wrong right from the beginning because you tried to play the piano exam piece too quickly, it will be difficult for you to correct any mistakes in future. Just a note that playing the piano piece slowly does not mean that you play it without the right rhythm and pauses. You still play it right, just that you play it slowly.

So there you go, the above are the 3 tips to help you ace your ABRSM exam pieces easily. If you want a private home piano teacher in Singapore, make sure to check out SG LEARN PIANO and visit their site to get matched up with a piano teacher in Singapore.

Piano Child Prodigy – Can Your Child Be One?

Every parent dreams of their children achieving big goals and ambitions and being happy while doing it. This is the case with most parents in Singapore as well!

I love playing the piano, and so I would love it if my child could learn the piano and master it as well as I do and even better.

In my opinion, the best way for your child to learn the piano in Singapore is to invest in a good standing (if you live in a flat) or a grand (if you live in a bungalow) piano and engage a private home piano teacher.

With a dedicated piano teacher, it is possible that your child will also fall in love with music, and perhaps be a child piano prodigy! (Check out if you want to engage a private piano teacher in Singapore).

I love hard work. I love talent. I love hard work plus talent because it results in simply musical magic!

Check out this kid here:

The kid plays amazingly well, and your child may be able to play like that too with a dedicated and talented music teacher.


Is A Private Piano Teacher Or School Piano Teacher Better?

Is it a better idea for your child to learn from a private home piano teacher who teaches him or her in the comfort of your own home or is it a better idea to send your child to a nearby music school to learn the piano? Is a private teacher or school better for your child?

Here are some of the common advantages and disadvantages of learning from a private piano teacher.


  • Timings are definitely more flexible, as you can negotiate with the teacher. Private home piano lessons is like a bespoke experience compared to music piano schools.
  • You don’t need to bother sending your child to the school and waste travelling time. Your child’s piano teacher will travel to your house.
  • You will be able to monitor the piano lesson at all time if you are also at home. This ensures that the teacher will be able to teach in a caring and nurturing way.
  • In the unlikely and unfortunate event your child falls ill or there is a event he or she needs to go to, you can simply reschedule the class and not miss out.


  • Some private home piano teachers charge a significantly higher price if you live in one of the outskirts of Singapore. This is because they need to account for their travelling expenses and time.
  • If you are an over controlling parent, you may tend to micro manage the piano teacher, and he or she may not like it and will want to quit.

Here are some of the common boons and banes of have your child learn from a music school.


  • Some children learn better with one to one attention, while others learn better in a group. If your child learns better in a group, then learning at a piano school is a better option.


  • Most schools have fixed curriculum to follow, so if your child is an exceptionally fast learner, it will be a waste of his time or her time to learn from a school instead.
  • Make up classes and rescheduling is seldom allowed, and will still be billed to you.
  • Most music schools follow public school system, and so you will be able to learn only during the normal schooling periods (e.g. no June or December lessons). Of course, this is not the case for all, but many schools in Singapore.

At the end of the day, a lot depends on your child’s expectations, and personal learning preferences.