adult piano lessons

Piano Teacher vs Being Self-Taught

2024-04-27T00:16:08+01:00

Do-it-yourself (DIY) has become such a common phrase these days that when it comes to certain areas where a lot of skill is required, such as playing the piano, it can put your overall skill and technique in jeopardy. Yes there are many resources to help one with learning to play the piano by yourself, but is it justifiable to neglect the importance of having a teacher?You’re torn between booking that lesson or just teaching yourself. Which one is better? Well, in this article we are going to analyse both sides from a neutral perspective and compromise.The Benefits of Having a [...]

Piano Teacher vs Being Self-Taught2024-04-27T00:16:08+01:00

Fourth Anniversary

2023-10-03T18:37:46+01:00

Fourth Anniversary Four years have passed since I started piano lessons - it is hard to believe that time flies so fast. My classes with Stefan Joubert at S & C Music have been excellent and life-changing really. He is a great teacher with the right blend of enthusiasm, standards and experience to help you grow as a player. The thing I love about S & C is that the lessons are designed for adult learners, and the teachers understand how adults learn and are sympathetic to the realities of learning as an older human. After four years, I now [...]

Fourth Anniversary2023-10-03T18:37:46+01:00

Am I Too Old For Piano Lessons?

2023-04-26T10:09:48+01:00

So, you're thinking about taking up piano lessons as an adult and the big question on your mind is, "Am I too old for this?" Well, let me tell you my friend, age is just a number! And honestly, what's the worst that could happen? You might not become the next Beethoven, but at least you'll have a new hobby to impress your friends and family with. Now, let's talk about some of the benefits of learning to play the piano as an adult. First off, you've probably already developed your music taste and have a better understanding of what you [...]

Am I Too Old For Piano Lessons?2023-04-26T10:09:48+01:00

Can I learn piano quickly?

2022-11-08T12:49:09+00:00

In this day and age, people are often looking for a shortcut to achieve something. Whether to lose weight, get in shape, or sleep better, the modern-day "hack" of finding an easier way is very fashionable. In wellness circles, this term is called "Biohacking". It means using technology and the latest research to make you look, feel and perform better than the average person.So how does this relate to the piano? And is it possible to achieve meaningful skills by finding a shortcut? First- we better define what we mean when we say being able to play. Stefan Joubert explains being [...]

Can I learn piano quickly?2022-11-08T12:49:09+00:00

Why I love teaching adult amateur pianists

2021-10-02T09:14:46+01:00

I enjoy teaching adult amateur pianists for a variety of reasons, but the major one is that they have a passion and love for the instrument that I have rarely seen in professional pianists. Professional pianists, of course, adore the piano; otherwise, they would not have chosen to spend their lives playing it, but the level of perfection necessary can sometimes turn the situation around. To defend your title as a concert pianist, you must ensure that each performance is flawless and that each note is played in a precise manner to ensure the overall beauty of your interpretation. Technical and [...]

Why I love teaching adult amateur pianists2021-10-02T09:14:46+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

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

Can adults learn how to play the piano?

2020-03-02T20:18:39+00:00

Many people live with the assumption that learning to play the piano is an activity that must be picked up in childhood in order to get the best results. While learning as a child can give some individuals a head start and establish them as child prodigies, most people find it difficult to muster the interest and motivation at such a young age. They then go through life believing the opportunity passed them by the moment they turned 18. Here at the London Piano Institute, we believe that this is simply not true. We strongly believe that the piano is a [...]

Can adults learn how to play the piano?2020-03-02T20:18:39+00:00

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