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"The KING of musical instruments," "A marvel of human ingenuity with delicate soul"... brings sophistication and warmth to your home, a moment to your family life, and in the process, creates treasured, lifelong memories. 

But the piano experience offers even more, as studies have proven that children can dramatically improve their reasoning abilities by taking piano lessons. 

Research also shows that children who study piano demonstrate superior reading skills, enhanced math abilities, higher levels of creativity and, accordingly - better grades. 

The study of music – piano training in particular - produces significant non-musical benefits – intellectual, academic, behavioural, social and - health benefits.

" Apart from the obvious benefits that music provides, playing the piano develops many skills that help people be more successful in other areas of life. 

Playing the piano develops skills such as communication, increased reading and math skills, abstract reasoning skills and improvement in a wide range of positive emotions such as joy, happiness, love and tenderness. 

When we allow these emotions to be a part of the learning process, our education becomes richer, more meaningful, longer lasting, and has greater impact in our lives..." 

According to a study by psychologist and author Sharlene Habermeyer in her book Good Music, Brighter Children.

Playing the piano supports a child's intellectual development, increasing their concentration levels. Children who play the piano learn more efficiently and exhibit better social competencies, integrating themselves easier into social structures.

Adults who play the piano are also improving their overall efficiency and concentration levels. Adults are also shown to react more appropriately and competently in stressful situations.

Piano playing helps older people improve their intellectual and mental fitness. These effects are based on scientific research and can be observed whenever you meet a piano player.

Numerous scientific studies have related the positive effects of piano playing as a fountain of youth.

Please visit this page and direct links to scientific evidence and studies dedicated to the immense benefits of the study of music.

A Study from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: Scientists shed light on creativity and more

All the emotional, cognitive and physical benefits of music-making – in one helpful infographic.

This handy infographic shows all the wonderful benefits that come with learning a musical instrument – specifically, the piano.

Created by Encore Music Lessons in 2014, the infographic cites several scientific studies which point towards music lessons being good for your cognitive development.

From spatial awareness to emotional intelligence, to brain power, here’s how piano-playing might be doing more than you think...

One of the studies referenced in the infographic is the ‘McGill Piano Project’, which took place in 1999.

One hundred seventeen children aged 9 or 10 who had never participated in formal music instruction, did not have a piano at home, and whose annual family income was below $40,000 Cdn (approximately £25,880) participated in the study. A control group and an experimental group were formed.

Each child in the experimental group received a piano and three years of individual piano lessons at no cost to their families. At the end of the three years, the experimental group had significantly higher spatial cognitive scores than the control group, and the experimental group also saw a significant increase in self-esteem levels.

The infographic also claims that adults who play the piano are less likely to experience anxiety, loneliness, or depression – a statement echoed by legendary piano manufacturer Steinway, whose website reads: “Studies show that time spent at the keyboard improves mental health: people who make music experience less anxiety, loneliness, and depression.”

New research in 2022 from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) found that music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy. BAST tested 7,581 participants and found that 89 percent believed music to be essential for their health and wellbeing.

Professors at the University of Pennsylvania have previously said that music could replace sedatives for treating preoperative anxiety.

Comedian and writer, Stephen Fry even credited the music of Beethoven for helping him overcome his depression.

Proof that music really can change your life. Now, go practise...

Proudly celebrating 29 years of service to our community, students, parents and customers

We all are a part of one amazing Canadian Family, and all of us here at Clarkson Piano are united with YOU by the beauty, power and multiple benefits of the Music - Universal language of peace, cooperation, friendship and - good times. Let's ensure that music does not stop playing during these challenging times. And, regarding PIANO and MUSIC, please don't hesitate to contact us. While participating in all the measures required, we remain available via email, phone, cell/text and other virtual means. These times must be over, will be over, and this crisis will be conquered. Our people and our country will conquer it! And we remain available for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us:

  • Teaching piano, theory & more is our passion, way of life and life-long endeavour. With a thousands-long list of students taught by CLARKSON PIANO, in continuous operation proudly since 1994, we remain to be that one-of-a-kind setting that does not just teach piano and music but focuses on developing SKILLS for LIFE, applicable to ALL areas of our students' life during and long after formal music education period.
  • CLARKSON PIANO offers a unique, stress-free, supportive, inspiring teaching environment focused on UNDERSTANDING each student's needs, customizing the teaching approach and selecting the best, most suitable teaching Program as one style/way does not fit all! For your complimentary online teaching orientation session - contact us now.
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music Program is our specialty. We specialize in RCM Examinations preparations. We focus and assist our students in navigating through and being prepared for the ENTIRE list of RCM Exam requirements, including often under-estimated preparations in technical requirements, sight-reading, and ear training portion of the exam. Contact us now to ENROL IN THE UPCOMING 2023/2024 School Year; Availability is limited.
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Clarkson Piano Studio Welcomes You!

Welcome to our Clarkson Piano Studio, a family-run School of Music, where we teach piano and enthusiastically promote the life-long, multiple benefits of studying piano and music - since 1994!

Everyone is enriched through the study of music in terms of personal satisfaction, enhanced creativity and self-expression and increased awareness and self-confidence.

Music is a powerful stress reliever and "remedy for heart and mind." 

Music is a gift forever! 

Join us, enroll today and share our deep believes in music's life affirming qualities.

We are proud of our European Training and Canadian Teaching Experience!

A Study from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: Scientists shed light on creativity...

A study of PIANO is considered to be one of the most comprehensive, if not the most comprehensive educational tools of all.

Learning to play the piano is a rather challenging yet incredibly beneficial educational experience that builds more than piano-playing skills:

Piano lessons build skills for life!

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Clarkson Piano Studio Summer Recitals: Celebrating Remarkable Students' Progress 

Thank you all for attending another great Clarkson Piano Studio's Event!

Well done!

Our Sunday June 13 SUMMER Recital, presented great student and teacher effort! And, hats off to all the parents for their support!

Congratulations to all students and participants on their great performances @ Clarkson Piano Studio's Summer Recital featuring the most important performers of all - our students!

"Our Musical Gift To You" enthusiastically received after-program followed the students' performances and included classical and popular selections! 

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