1. Listening and Playing Together
Learning the piano with siblings can also foster a sense of collaboration and teamwork. They can work together to practice pieces, offer feedback, and support each other's progress. Playing duets or ensemble pieces together can improve their communication skills, musicality, and ability to listen and respond to others. It can also create a stronger bond between siblings and provide a shared hobby and interest.
2. Creative expression
Music can be a wonderful outlet for creative expression, allowing siblings to explore their individuality and develop their own unique voices. This can help build confidence and self-esteem, which can be beneficial for siblings as they navigate the challenges of growing up.
3. Lifelong gift
Learning to play an instrument is a lifelong gift that can bring great memories, joy and enrichment to a person's life for years to come. Unlike sports, which may be more time-limited, music can be a passion that siblings can continue to pursue and enjoy together for the rest of their lives.
Jodi Ann Russell, Ed.D., M.M., B.M., N.C.T.M. is an expert piano instructor who emphasizes mindfulness, relaxation, creativity and technique in personalized piano lessons and master classes online.