How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.
It's an old joke, but USF researchers are putting that concept to the test, as they look at what piano training can teach us about how we learn.
“The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of intense musical training, in the form of piano training, on auditory processing, cognitive abilities and bimanual coordination throughout the lifespan,” said Dr. Jennifer Bugos, an instructor in the USF School of Music.
In other words, the research is attempting to determine what piano classes teach us about how we listen, learn and then coordinate our actions.