International education provider Oxford Royale analysed global Google search data for “piano lessons”, and found that the term exploded to over three times the average volume on 25 December.
The 212 percent spike in people Googling “piano lessons” came one day after Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, played the piano alongside singer Tom Walker at the ‘Royal Carols: Together at Christmas’ concert on Christmas Eve.
A spokesperson for Oxford Royale commented on the findings: “Kate Middleton is among the world’s most powerful trendsetters, and treating fans to a skilled piano performance, where she displayed fantastic prowess on the keys, has sparked a huge rise in people wanting to learn the instrument as well.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has the enviable ability to take the world by utterly storm with her subtlety and grace, and has certainly proved her former piano teacher, who said she would never be a concert pianist, wrong”.
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