Piano lessons are not just for children whose parents hope to create little musical prodigies. Learning how to play the piano is also not about starting early on a career in music, but it is a chance for a child to learn a valuable new skill, develop the sort of hobby that could turn into a life long one.
Learning the piano is physically simpler than learning the violin or even the guitar. Learning to peck out a simple tune on the piano keys can be a lot simpler that mastering guitar chords.
Also once the basics of keyboards are learnt on a piano, a child can really explore his or her creativity using an electronic keyboard or a synthesizer.
Learning and mastering a new skill such as playing the piano fosters a sense of setting goals, and working towards learning and acquiring new abilities.
The qualities of focusing and the fact that practice makes perfect are clearly revealed to the child.
There can be a great sense of achievement for a child who is able to learn and master a new or difficult composition on the piano. This could be excellent for their self esteem, encouraging a sense of achievement.