London's most sought-after piano Academy for adults in Mayfair and the City ~ T: +44 (0)207 127 0717

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need Any Prior Experience to Start Learning the Piano!

No prior experience required

There are things we all wish we had started sooner. From learning a new language, taking up a new sport, or mastering a musical instrument – many adults simply don’t try to learn a new skill because they think they’re too old to start as a complete beginner now.

If you’ve been thinking about learning the piano but have been disheartened by a lack of prior experience, here’s the truth: you can start learning the piano at any age.

At the London Piano Institute, we pride ourselves on offering first-class tuition to adults with absolutely no prior experience necessary. Even if you’ve never touched the keys in your life, we can guide you through the steps you need to begin learning the piano, today. If you need more convincing, check out 10 reasons why the piano can be learned by anyone – no experience necessary!

Reason #1: Piano is a skill that simply needs to be learned

Like every new skill, to play the piano you first need to start from the beginning. You don’t need to remember past lessons or attempt to learn the basics by yourself – in fact, this is a sure-fire way to take up more of your time! Whether you are starting as a complete beginner or with a little experience, you still need to go through the same learning process to create the muscle memory need to play the instrument.

A person who learned piano as a child and has forgotten most of the technique is going to have little advantage over a complete beginner in adulthood. All you need to do is apply yourself to learning a new skill, and practice – no matter what age you are and at what level of experience.

Reason #2: You already have the three most important skills: discipline, focus, and motivation

Adults have a huge advantage over children when it comes to learning the piano in that you are more likely to be at your class out of choice, rather than because your parents are forcing you to go! Beginners are therefore more disciplined with their lessons, more focused on learning, and far more likely to stick to a consistent practice schedule.

With this level of discipline and focus, even with no prior experience you should go from beginner to an experienced player with our expert guidance! (On the condition that you practice!)

Reason #3: A structured course is perfect for total beginners

You don’t need experience to start learning the piano as an adult, but a structured piano course will do wonders for how quickly you develop your skills. Our piano instruction cuts no corners – you will receive a solid foundation that will take you from the very first introduction to playing the piano, to eventually learning more complicated compositions.

It will take time, but even with no prior experience we guarantee our courses alongside your motivation and regular practice will take you to the level you want to achieve.

Reason #4: Starting your lessons with no prior experience guarantees better habits

Prior experience is not always a benefit – in fact, improper learning can actually cost you a lot more time and money in the long-run. Having the wrong teacher or trying to self-teach can be a quick way to develop bad habits that are difficult to re-learn. With no prior experience, you’re guaranteed to be taught perfect habits from the beginning with our highly trained teachers!

Reason #5: Your teacher is a specialist with inexperienced adults

At the London Piano Institute, our lessons are designed specifically for adults. Learning as an adult is different to learning as a child, but our classes are designed to tackle this fact and overcome any obstacles you may face by learning at a later age with no experience.

Our teachers are trained to identify any problems you are having, and to work with you on these before moving on – ensuring you have the solid foundation in playing the piano you need before moving to more complicated lessons.

Reason #6: Learning piano just needs practice and time

To master the piano, you need to practice repetitively. This helps to create muscle memory and will help the lessons and skills you’re learning really stick in your mind. While prior experience may make this muscle memory return a little quicker, someone without any previous experience is certainly capable of making the same progress – if not better!

Reason #7: Adults are always capable of learning new skills

Our brains are capable of learning new things throughout the entirety of our lives – those neural connections may be a little slower as an adult, but they’re still perfectly capable of forming! Whether you’re 5 years old or 50, you can pick up the piano as a complete beginner and still make amazing progress with quality instruction.

If you’ve been putting off learning to play the piano because of a lack of experience, don’t let this stop you. Our teachers will guide you through every step, and make sure you’re comfortable with the speed you’re learning at, at all times.

Reason #8: You can learn anywhere, anytime

Have you been meaning to pick the piano up, but can’t find a good teacher local to you? Well, now you have no excuse! We provide Skype and Facetime lessons that allow us to teach our students wherever they may be in the world. With classes specifically designed adult learners, you can start learning the piano today and be well on your way to gaining valuable experience in the instrument – even if you’re a total beginner.

Reason #9: Age can be an advantage

If you’ve got a genre in music that inspired you to start learning the piano, you may have an advantage even with no prior experience! It will surprise you how quickly you can identify tunes and even scales in well-loved songs, and even with no technical experience you may still find some elements of learning the piano familiar to you.

Reason #10: Dedicated beginner lessons for adults

The London Piano Institute is one of the only schools that takes on students at any level of experience. Our teachers are trained to deliver dedicated instruction at whatever level and depth you need – so even if you’ve never touched a piano before, we’ve helped many others in the same situation develop the skills they need and to successfully learn to play the piano.

Whether you’re a complete beginner with no prior experience, or have had a few piano lessons in the past, at the London Piano Institute we pride ourselves on providing a quality piano instruction that will help you build a solid foundation of the instrument with great habits, and eventually move on to beautiful, more complex compositions.

No matter what level of experience you are at, our teachers are able to assess your needs and ensure you’re receiving the right tuition for you. Get in touch with us to book your first ever piano lesson today!

Find out more about our piano courses for absolute beginners

If you are ready to start and you want to learn how to play the piano with the correct technique, sound and posture – please do contact us here.

You can also visit the following pages to find out more:

» See our special message for absolute beginner piano students here

Your Piano Course

Contact