Growing up, many people remember taking piano lessons, or having several friends who learned the instrument.
But as generations change, some hobbies evolve too…
When it comes to the amount of people learning to play the piano, is it really on the decline?
“I don’t think you see it quite as much today just because there’s so much more distraction nowadays,” Steve Buckman, a piano instructor at Vancil Performing Arts Center said.
Buckman says when it comes to taking lessons it’s very different than 50 years ago.
He says between video games, social media, and other hobbies, the piano can sometimes take a back seat when it comes deciding what to spend your free time on.
Another factor is something that typically has a large weight in our decision making…money.