"Creating passion for music amongst the younger generations."
The benefits of music are plenty. It aids developments in young children, especially in the realms of social and language development. It slows down auditory declines among people of an older age who have had intense musical training in their early years. It can reduce stress. The list goes on and on. But one of the lesser known, yet intuitive, benefits of music is that music promotes life-long learning. Playing music requires you to constantly learn and read new materials. It requires that you be responsible and dedicated, for practicing is key to musical success. You don't need to be a full-time musician to acquire these skills, but once these skills become a habit, they are transferrable and immensely useful in any career path.
Have you ever felt that learning languages is difficult, especially as an adult? How, then, do young children manage? Young children's brains are much more "plastic" than ours. Plasticity (neuroplasticity) is the term that describes our brain's ability to change (for instance acquiring new information, building new neurological connections, etc.) throughout a person's lifetime. This is the reason children are much better than us in learning both languages and music. That being said, not all exposures to music are equally beneficial. Quality music education needs to promote creativity, provide a good foundation for musicianship skills (basic skills that any musician should have) and of course, be fun and engaging!
"Success, for me, is not defined by the number of awards from competitions or exam marks. Rather, it is the students' ability to refine their piano techniques in such a way that reflects their musical intention to the fullest extent."
Kru Pin holds two master's degrees (MSc in Performance Science and MPerf in Piano Performance) from the Royal College of Music, London and has over 9 years of extensive teaching experience both in Thailand and abroad. She has taught countless students of various ages and levels and understands the specific needs and importance of music tuition for learners of different musical levels. Balancing her teaching and performing life, she continues to make regular appearances on stage, playing both solo and ensemble repertoire.
Kru Pin believes that music tuition is both an art and a science. At Pin's piano studio, she teaches her students to practice strategically and effectively, so that they can artistically express their musical ideas and emotions fully during any performance. She constantly updates herself on the scientific research in the performance science community and applies that in her teaching.