In preparation for piano lessons, students may begin by playing the xylophone. This musical experience prepares them to read simple notation, to identify and match basic colors, to improve their impulse control and increase their sustained attention.
In adapted piano lessons, students receive many “non-musical” benefits. They are improving their fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and finger isolation, all skills that are critical when learning to write.
We also see an improvement in impulse control and sustained attention when students receive music lessons.