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!
When I was playing at CEO Space I could hardly keep from crying because I know how this is going to bring my girls and I together and teach them the joy and uplifting power that creating music has on their soul.
“Piano Wizard is a successful adaption of the gaming genre to serious music lessons.”
“…an easier way to get your child from Chopsticks to Chopin. It was nice to find a computer video game that actually teaches something significant.”
“Piano Wizard is a revolutionary teaching platform that is changing the way kids learn piano.”
“With Piano Wizard, a child of 3 can begin playing melodies in no time.”
“WE love it. I just wasn’t confident enough in my ability to teach it to the kids. But once we really watched the videos, read the info in the book, and became familiar with the software, I got really excited about it! My husband loves it too and is doing very well. Apparently his parents skipped music lessons unfortunately.”
Piano Wizard also ventures where no other music games do – with advancing modes of play taking you from a beginner, all the way to fluently reading the musical scores that previously seemed like hieroglyphics.
“Piano Wizard eliminates the competition.”
“I just want to personally thank the people who created this awesome way to teach kids to play the piano, I wish I knew about this when i was younger, I’m 18 now …. Piano Wizard will make a huge difference!”
“…seldom do we find a product that is as exciting as Piano Wizard Academy! As an editor, educator and musician, if we had medals to award along with our Editor’s Choice Award, I would certainly present Piano Wizard with the Gold Medal.”
The genius of Piano Wizard is that it leverages video game technology for the purpose of teaching music.
“Piano Wizard Academy is one of the best piano learning courses available for it is comprehensive, interesting, and very simple for beginners.”
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.