Learning piano is one of the most common ways to get started on learning music. If you're keen to get your child to learn the piano, check out the selection of digital pianos from KORG.

Some benefits of a digital piano include:

  1. True piano experience for both sound and feel.
  2. No tuning, maintenance or piano heater required.
  3. Volume control and compatible with plug-in headphones.
  4. Explore sounds from organ, string instruments, bells, guitar and more!
  5. A tenth of the price of a traditional acoustic piano.
  6. Highly recommended by piano maestro, Richard Clayderman.

*For a limited period of time, any purchase of a Korg Digital Piano is entitled to a complementary trial piano lesson with our music school partners: Pianist Studio, Absolute Piano and Music Delight! (of your choice).

This free trial lesson is also applicable for owners of Korg Pianos with date of purchase in the last 3 months.

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Music for the Mind and Soul

Education Guide by POPClub (December 2019 Issue)

Thinking of getting your child to pick up music as a hobby? You'll be pleased to know that the benefits of music go beyond just a new way to keeping your kids occupied and engaged!

By Sim Yi Wen

When it comes to learning music, many parents think of it as an optional hobby for their kids - something they can do to relax while at the same time picking up a new skill. But there are more benefits to letting a developing child take up music than you know! Music not only benefits the mind, but the process of learning music also shapes a child's character. 

Read on for some ways that make music helps developing children!

Music structurally changes the brain

Research shows that early music training before the age of seven produces actual physical changes in brain structure and function. One study found an increase in the white matter in the corpus callosum, which is a wide, thick nerve tract whose primary function is to integrate motor, sensory and cognitive performances between the left and right connectivity. This means increased brain connectivity. Music also has a positive effect on the development of other cognitive functions including attention and memory.

Music improves language, literacy and communication skills

In March 2018 at the Nation Institute of Health Kennedy Centre Workshop on Music and the Brain, a panel of scientists presented research findings showing that the experience of learning music significantly contributes to language development. A paper published in 2012 mentioned that "infants listen first to sounds of language and only later to its meaning". Through singing songs, kids can learn new words in a new way and learn how to pronounce them as well.

Learning music teaches children about discipline

Learning music or musical instruments require discipline and patience as it requires consistence practice. When your kids are learning music or playing musical instruments, it teaches them the importance of discipline and having to follow through with set goals. With his also comes the added perk of instilling confidence in them as they know that they can overcome any challenges as long as they put their mind to it.

Music is also one way to tap into creativity

Incorporating music into the daily lives of children encourages them to embrace self-expression and experiment with their own unique approach to singing and playing music. This in turn encourages them to explore their options and conjure unlimited ways to express their musical preferences. With the structured curriculum that children are exposed to in school, music in a great complement to a wholesome approach.

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