Below is a link to an infographic of many ways learning the piano can help the brain, motor skills, and emotions. There are, of course, similar benefits to learning music in general and playing many instruments, but the piano is a special instrument that involves both sides of the brain with both hands performing different tasks simultaneously along with the feet. For me personally, piano has always been a stress reliever and it has helped me build confidence. Knowing that you can get up on stage and perform memorized music that you’ve worked so hard on is extremely rewarding. It takes time, patience, and perseverance, but it is all worth it in the end!