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Ten Reasons that Leaders Play Steinway Pianos

  • On February 27, 2018

Growing research is demonstrating that many qualities commonly found in successful leaders are those same qualities that research finds result from playing the piano.

1. Leaders look for ways to stay healthy and productive

Playing piano reduces cardiac complications, increases memory, enhances immune response and delays the onset of Alzheimer’s.  It also increases human growth hormone in adults, which slows the effects of aging.

2. Leaders look for ways to maximize their investments

History shows that Steinway pianos actually appreciate in value over time making the purchase of a Steinway piano a sound financial investment.  Reuters reports that “A 10-year-old Steinway in good condition, usually sells for about 75 percent of the current retail price, which goes up about 4 percent each year”

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3. Leaders want to leave a legacy

Steinway pianos are an heirloom legacy for future generations, built to last one hundred years.  This is a piano that leaders know their heirs will treasure.

4. Leaders are always sharpening their saw

Good leaders are always searching for ways to improve their capabilities.  Research shows that playing piano grows new neural connections in the brain, creating greater capacity for brain function.

5. Leaders are always sharpening their saw

Good leaders are always searching for ways to improve their capabilities.  Research shows that playing piano grows new neural connections in the brain, creating greater capacity for brain function.

6. Leaders prioritize stress reduction

Playing piano reduces blood pressure and reduces the stress hormone cortisol.  Those who play experience less anxiety, loneliness and depression.

7. Leaders are creative problem solvers

Research shows that piano players use a creative technique called divergent thinking.  Their combined use of both hands with reading music and listening while playing demands that the player use both sides of the brain, simultaneously.  One of the results of Divergent Thinking is the ability to creatively solve problems using outside-of-the-box solutions.

8. Leaders want the world to know their standard for excellence

Owning a Steinway piano is a bold statement to others, saying, “I expect and demand the best, so you can be assured that I will deliver only the finest.”  Owning the finest is a value statement creating the expectation in others that the leader will expect the finest from others and will produce the finest.

9. Leaders are disciplined

Leaders recognize the discipline and craftsmanship evidenced in every hand-crafted Steinway piano.  Playing piano cultivates patience and self-discipline, both qualities of leaders.

10. Leaders know the importance of recreation

Leaders make time for recreation, knowing that it recharges them and keeps them fresh and motivated.  Playing a Steinway piano gives leaders the maximum responsiveness multiplying the satisfaction and pleasure of playing.

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