Most adults who want to learn piano go into the idea of lessons ready for anything and wanting to progress rapidly. If they enroll their children, sometimes some parents expect their child to be play full pieces in just several weeks times. It is a daunting task for a beginner of any age to learn how to play a new instrument.
The first issue to consider is how you or your child are going to approach learning the instrument. In the case of piano, you can choose a teacher who will generally give you weekly lessons from 30 minutes to one hour or more, if you want. Young children generally have 30 minute lessons when starting piano. If you are beginning adult 30 minutes is also enough time if you’re a beginner.
Another alternative for an adult is to choose an online piano course, where we recommend in our reviews on the Main Page. These are designed by experienced and expert piano teachers who know what works with students. Not only that, they offer email support if you have questions about the lessons. Several of these courses include CDs, audio, books and more with step by step directions which you can pursue at your leisure.
And they are a one time only cost with a money back guarantee, unlike a teacher’s weekly fees.
What are the benefits of learning piano? There are many! First of all it is a universal instrument, known all over the world. So many, many people have always wanted the opportunity or the ability to play the piano, so consider yourself lucky that you do have the opportunity to learn.
1. You develop your fine motor skills by learning piano. Great for younger kids who are not coordinated yet.
2. You can develop your ear and listening skills.
3. You learn great pieces (after a few boring pieces when you first start!)
4. It’s a great way to reduce stress---and it’s more productive than watching television.
5. Piano brings families together for holidays, get togethers, and brings a lot of fun and joy to groups.
6. It boosts your confidence and self-esteem.
7. You might have a real talent for it and could actually perform in your place of worship or other places.
Remember that it takes some discipline and perseverance to apply your self to getting the job done (the assignments, I mean!) so you can reach your goal of mastering piano in small goals. Try to have fun while doing it, too. Set goals that are not impossible for yourself, make them entirely reachable. See what happens!