No. Try playing a violin, trumpet, tuba, trombone, clarinet, flute, oboe, guitar, percussion instrument, baritone, cello, saxophone, bass, bagpipe, euphonium, flugelhorn, French horn, accordion, harmonica, etc. Piano will help you read music, but not play other instruments (except for similar instruments, like the harpsichord, organ, and other keyboard instruments).
Playing piano is completely different than playing any other instrument. You have to read vertically AND horizontally rather than just horizontal. One hand plays one line and the other the other. Rather than every finger being responsible on a single line. I play clarinet in my high school and I'm self teaching myself piano. It's a difficult task.
Being able to play the piano helped me learn other instruments because I was already able to read music, but I don't know if it physically helped me with that instrument. ( I can play piano, saxophone, trumpet, and clarinet)
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Theoretically seen u can play other instruments, because you wil know about chord theory, rhythm, many different scales, but you will have to practice alot to get it down to master the instrument practically. I play the guitar for 4 years now, and i could play bass piano and drums much faster. The first instrument is the hardest part. And music notation is not needed at all, it's only for reading music not the making of it. It's all about your creativity.