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!
“Piano Wizard is a revolutionary teaching platform that is changing the way kids learn piano.”
“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 easier way to get your child from Chopsticks to Chopin. It was nice to find a computer video game that actually teaches something significant.”
“I have the product and personally witnessed children with no previous musical training sit down and begin playing songs in minutes. For anyone who would love to learn how to play piano or has a child or grandchild that you would love to give a precious gift to, you owe it to yourselves to take a look at Piano Wizard.”
“Considering that many kids learn to run a computer before they learn to read, this could be the teaching system of the future.”
“It’s the Rosetta stone of music learning!”
“The phenomenal Piano Wizard bridges the gap between music, notes, and colors…”
“…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.”
Painlessly teaches anyone to play the piano. It gives every player instant success and joy, because they will immediately be able to play their favorite songs!
“Music education apps are more productive in this department, but usually fall flat in enjoyment and substance. Piano Wizard could single-handedly change that, pairing engaging mechanics with increasingly challenging game-play.”
“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.”
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.
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.