I’ve got romantic notions about learning the piano. I often dream of playing Chopin’s nocturnes. Can I learn them in a couple of months?

Posted by: In: 11 Nov 2011

The piano can be a very romantic instrument and Chopin definitely wrote some of the best romantic piano music of all time! Unfortunately you will need to be patient. Unless you can already play, you should expect a couple of years of lessons before you can successfully play one of Chopin’s nocturnes. We will do our level best to make the lessons interesting for you and we could work on a part of one of the nocturnes quite early on. It’s important not to have false expectations about learning the piano. It takes a lot of time and patience to learn how to play. Learning the notes and basics are not too difficult, but if you want to play the work of a master, then please expect it to take time. Do not be put off by this, rather embrace the fact that it takes time and get started immediately.

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