Playing music has its own rewards.
On the other hand.
Learning to play an instrument over a number of years instills though experience and a number of instrumental values that benefit children as they progress towards adulthood.
- Demonstrates to themselves and the world their ability to delay gratification, a key value in living a good life.
- Instills an appreciation of cause and effect. Playing the piano is one of the few authentic experiences left. No mediation, no shortcuts, no hacks. What you hear is a direct consequence to the effort put forward. This speaks for itself.
- Preservation of cultural values and appreciation of artistic excellence.