Plasticity in adults
Music training causes significant changes in brain structure with children. Adult training also causes permanent changes in brain structure, but to a lesser degree that children. However in older ages these changes can be made in weeks of practice. Changes in brain function can be observed even within three hours of training, but without continued training, short-term changes are reversible. Playing an instrument is highly complex using different higher order cognitive functions where changes can occur in days, weeks and years.
“Even very old musicians can develop new skills, just as research in 90 year olds showed that weight lifting had definite effects on balance and strength. Very old musicians can continue to perform despite the complex demands on motor, visual and auditory brain functions needed.”
Dr John Leif – Searching For The Mind
The Piano Wizard game and Music Wizard Method are perfectly matched for today’s Active Adults. The game and method allows for individual and group music experiences either at home or in community environments such as senior programs.
A major focus for active adults today is the prevention of a decline in cognitive and physical function. An active, healthy, fun lifestyle may prevent some of this decline. Participation in musical programs can be a major part of this lifestyle. The Piano Wizard and Piano Wizard Academy Tutorial DVD and Songbook lessons offer a fun, easy way to stay mentally and physically active and may keep manual dexterity, cognitive function, visual and visual-spatial function, and auditory skills from declining. As a bonus, singing and dancing may spontaneously occur!
Not only do I think Piano Wizard is pretty much the Cat’s Pajamas, other people have thanked me because I recommended it for them or their children or grandchildren and they’ve also gotten great results.
“…getting smarter note by note!”
“With Piano Wizard, a child of 3 can begin playing melodies in no time.”
“The real selling point of this program is its ability to teach children. Simply put, our staff has concluded that this is the best online piano lesson program for children.”
“An amazing engine that lets virtually anyone take virtually any piece of music and play it.”
With a background in training and education plus two children I’ve long believed in the philosophy “meet them where they are and help them expand from there. ” That’s exactly what Piano Wizard does.
“Considering that many kids learn to run a computer before they learn to read, this could be the teaching system of the future.”
“Piano Wizard takes away the drudgery of old-time piano lessons bringing them up-to-date in our every changing, exciting world of musical media.”
“An interesting way to learn the song notes, and it works.”
“I was skeptical until the piano wizards enticed me to try and there I was, playing some kind of sonata or other. It was nice to find a computer video game that actually teaches something significant.”
“The stuff it teaches is valuable for players of all ages”
“Piano Wizard is a revolutionary teaching platform that is changing the way kids learn piano.”
Music therapy has been a focus for individuals with many underlying disease states that affect the mind and body and has been used successfully in rehabilitation for both physical and neurological illnesses. The Piano Wizard game and Music Wizard Method combined with the Piano Wizard Academy Tutorial DVD and Songbook lessons aligns with the cognitive, visual, auditory, and physical therapy supplied in many music therapy programs and is FUN. This can be done at home or in institutional settings.