Thursday, March 6, 2014

An Essay

A few months ago I wrote an essay for English.  I had the option of making it persuasive, informative, or entertaining.  I chose persuasive.  Hopefully you will be convicted!

When I began taking piano lessons eight and a half years ago, I thought it was a nice amusement, but not until recently have I come to realize the many great benefits of knowing how to play the piano.  From developing a part of how your mind works to simply giving you an activity to enjoy, the list goes on of reasons it is advantageous to play the piano!

One of the most important benefits of playing the piano is the way it develops your musical understanding and expression.  Not only does it bestow knowledge of how notes should sound together, it also causes you to have a better ear for recognizing right and wrong notes.  Playing the piano can also allow you to express yourself musically, especially as you worship God.

Another important impact it makes is the way it influences how you act and think.  As your musical understanding grows, your mind matures.  Not to mention the fact that when you take lessons, you have to practice which increases your self-discipline extraordinarily!

Once you start practicing regularly, your fingers begin to have a sensitive touch that can be useful at other times.  By learning the proper position for your hands, it’s amazing how well it exercises the intricate muscles of your hands.

Lastly, playing the piano can be something that benefits other people.  There are countless circumstances in which you can minister to others using music and usually it’s not hard to find people that enjoy listening to you!

As you can see, there are many good reasons for playing the piano and learning music.  Now, the decision is yours.  Will you pursue a lifetime of benefit and enjoyment found in learning this charming skill?