The piano is one of the most recognised musical instruments that has ever been developed. Its sound is easy to identify, and when played, provides a brilliant experience for both the performer and the listener. Here are 10 reasons why YOU should learn to play! #1. Pianos are everywhere! In most types of music, you will always find a piano hiding somewhere. If you play piano, you are always going to be able to create music, and maybe share your talents with the world! You would also never run out of music to play, so your repertoire would be never-ending! #2. It really helps you to relax. If you’ve had a busy day at work or school, it is always a good feeling knowing you can go home and chill on your piano. You can just play without any pressure, and it is a brilliant way of just forgetting the stresses of your hard day. #3. It opens up your future. Playing the piano can also help your career. People like piano technicians and tuners are becoming less common, and there’s always a piano to fix! You don’t need to necessarily play piano to become a technician, but it makes the job more enjoyable! This can lead to big money, so get your keyboards out! #4. It helps with all instruments. Once you get to grips with the notes and chords, you are basically set up to play any instrument. It might be different to play (as a guitar is slightly different to a piano!), but the notes are the same. It is also the easiest way to get to know the theory side of it all as well! #5. It’s a way of socialising! One of the best parts of music is sharing ideas and performances. With pianos especially, you can talk to other players about handy tips and techniques which you can use in your own pieces. If that’s not enough, why don’t you try playing with someone else? Who knows where that could lead! #6. There’s not just one type of piano! If you think you will be stuck to one piano once you start to learn, then think again! One of the great things about pianos is that they are all around. Street pianos are always fun, as you can sit down and surprise everyone around you with your musical skills. #7. They give you so many different functions! Learning to play the piano also gives you the ability to play the keyboard! You don’t need to be great with your left hand either! Why don’t you use the accompaniment function and try out some of the different styles these keyboards have to offer? The fun never stops! #8. You can sit down! Yes, it actually is a reason why the piano is great. It is one of the instruments you sit down to play. What could be better than to jam to your favourite tunes whilst sitting comfortably? #9. Almost every song can be played. It is very rare that you can’t play a song someway or other on a piano. This means that you are open to play any song you like. What an amazing thought that is. You will never run out of things to play! #10. Why not! What have you got to lose? You might as well try, as if you like it, the piano can give you hours of fun. So sit down, relax, and get playing!