Piano Class: A Chance for Musical Expression and A Fine Art Credit

Will Tischler, Reporter

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the Piano? If so, Timberland offers a Piano class taught by  music teacher Kim Skrobulus.

“Mrs. Skrobulus has a really big impact on me and my classmates, because she is constantly positive and is always encouraging us to do our best,” freshman Audrey Jenkins said.

Studies show that individuals who learn to play piano experience a decrease in depression, fatigue and anxiety and an increase in memory verbal communication and  feelings of independence.

“My favorite thing about Piano is just having an hour to be relaxed and play the piano,” freshman Taylor Reiter said.

Researchers have also found playing the piano can help alleviate symptoms of dementia, PTSD and stroke by improving cognition and dexterity, reducing stress.

“My favorite thing about teaching piano is to watch the kids and the growth that they make, considering that most of them come into the class not having an experience ever playing the piano and, by the end of the semester, they are able to play a whole piece. They take great pride in what they are able to do, so that is really fun for me to be able to see,” Skrobulus said.

Questions about piano? Contact Skrobulus at [email protected] or drop by room 505.