Studies show that children who are introduced to music at an early age benefit in many ways and perform better academically. Piano playing develops creativity, enhances motor skills and promotes self-esteem. The Gulbransen Children's Piano is not a toy but a faithfully scaled down piano with a real piano action and real piano sound. The more diminutive scale gives budding pianists easy access to keys and foot pedals and teaches them proper “finger stretch”, making the ultimate transition to a large piano easy. The piano has six octaves compared with seven and a half on an adult piano and 73 keys versus 88. The bench has an adjustable height from 17 ¼“to 19 ½“. The Gulbransen Children's Piano is destined to become a treasured family heirloom, passed down as each new generation discovers the joys of music.