How adults can start to play the piano?

2021-10-11T11:22:17+01:00

Many adults contemplate the idea of starting to play the piano, but they do not always know where to begin. "Is there a book I can buy?", "Shall I look on YouTube?", "Shall I rather contact a piano teacher or a music school?", "Is it even possible for me as an adult to learn how to play the piano?". So many questions go through their minds that they often exhaust themselves looking for the answer and lose the courage to take any action. They feel lost and do not know who to turn to. I completely understand that adults are often [...]

How adults can start to play the piano?2021-10-11T11:22:17+01:00

Dont’ follow the crowd – Succeed at piano playing

2021-09-16T13:12:38+01:00

I'm always perplexed by most adults' attitudes toward piano playing. Most adults begin and then stop after a few weeks. I don't understand why they embark on such a wonderful journey and then abandon ship at the first hurdle. I've been teaching piano for over 20 years and I've noticed a consistent pattern: 9 out of 10 adults stop taking piano lessons after 6 months. Some of them stop even earlier. It happens not only with my students, but also with people who take classes with my colleagues. Adults appear to have a misunderstanding about piano playing. When they begin their [...]

Dont’ follow the crowd – Succeed at piano playing2021-09-16T13:12:38+01:00

The importance of discipline and consistency in piano playing

2021-09-07T14:03:05+01:00

Consistency is key. You might have heard or read this sentence several times. You surely understand its meaning and you surely agree with it. You might or might not apply it in your daily life but did you know that these essential principles which are discipline and consistency apply to piano playing too? Throughout my career as a piano teacher, I have met several men and women who were extremely disciplined in some aspects of their life. I did not specifically discuss the subject with them but I could see that they were successful and that a good amount of effort [...]

The importance of discipline and consistency in piano playing2021-09-07T14:03:05+01:00

How can I learn piano while having a demanding job?

2021-09-06T18:48:12+01:00

Many adults sadly do not get into piano playing, despite their burning desire to learn how to play their favourite instrument, or never get back to it after a long break. Others give up after a few months because they think that they are too busy at work to justify their piano lessons. Throughout my career I have met a large number of adults who never made their dream come true due to some wrong beliefs. As others succeeded greatly and manage to run both a successful career as TV producer, banker or lawyer and brilliant piano studies, I wanted to [...]

How can I learn piano while having a demanding job?2021-09-06T18:48:12+01:00

Trying to be perfect

2021-03-10T13:42:32+00:00

I was watching a terrific movie the other day "Whiplash". If you haven't seen it its a great film about an ambitious jazz drummer and his intense abusive music teacher, Terence Fletcher, pushing him (uncomfortably) to the edge to be better. At one point he even throws a chair at his head when he misplays! At one point, Terence says "there are no two words more harmful in the English Language than 'good job'. His point being that hearing this word stops you driving to improve. Let me say straight away that I'm not advocating the idea of abuse or throwing [...]

Trying to be perfect2021-03-10T13:42:32+00:00

10 Reasons why you don’t need any prior experience to start learning the piano!

2021-03-02T11:44:03+00:00

Discover 10 reasons why you really do not need to know anything at all about playing the piano prior to starting out 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. [...]

10 Reasons why you don’t need any prior experience to start learning the piano!2021-03-02T11:44:03+00:00

What to expect from your first year of piano lessons

2021-03-01T10:26:10+00:00

Learn what you can expect during your first year of piano playing! Yes, It can be daunting attending your first piano lesson but you’re not the only one that’s been in that position and your teacher will understand. Whether you choose to have private or group lessons you’re likely to want to know how quickly you’ll progress and develop your new skills. Of course, everybody is different and how your progress will depend on a whole range of factors, from your natural aptitude for musical instruments to how much time you spend practising outside of lessons. At times, it can be [...]

What to expect from your first year of piano lessons2021-03-01T10:26:10+00:00

A beginners guide to the piano

2021-03-01T10:25:48+00:00

A guide to help you in your first steps of your piano playing journey! When you’re starting out with the piano, there are some basics that everyone needs to know. Here are some of the most important things, including a glossary of key terms, and some basic techniques. Questions that you may have: First, let’s tackle two of the most basic questions you might have when starting piano lessons: What is a scale? Scales are a succession of notes played one after another. The two most common scales are the major and the minor. In most cases, as in the major [...]

A beginners guide to the piano2021-03-01T10:25:48+00:00

5 Reasons why it’s never too late to learn piano

2021-03-02T11:44:27+00:00

Top 5 reasons why it’s never too late to learn the piano Never think that you are too old to learn the piano! It's a proven fact that adults have successfully learned to play the piano to a very proficient standard even when starting at an older age! In fact, playing an instrument has plenty of benefits for adults, whether they’re in their 20s or are enjoying their retirement. If you love music and dream of sitting at a piano playing your favourite classical tune or jazz song, it’s time to stop making excuses and book your first piano lesson. There [...]

5 Reasons why it’s never too late to learn piano2021-03-02T11:44:27+00:00

How to choose the perfect piano teacher for you

2021-03-01T10:19:04+00:00

When you’re taking the leap into any new hobby, finding the right teacher is really important to help you find the motivation and enthusiasm to keep going. Here is our guide to finding the perfect piano teacher for you! Know what you want Before you start your search, sit down and think about what you’re aiming to get out of your lessons. Here are a few key questions to consider: What are you hoping to accomplish? What style of music would you like to learn? Are you looking for group lessons or one-on-one tuition? What is your budget? How far are [...]

How to choose the perfect piano teacher for you2021-03-01T10:19:04+00:00
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