You are Never Too Old to Learn to Play the Piano

Are you one of the 70% of adults who wish they had taken piano lessons? What about someone who wish they had studied longer than the five years your parents required? More and more adults are rediscovering the piano as a form of relaxation, self-expression, creativity, and a way to relate with their children. Read below about four reasons why you should consider taking piano lessons.

Pressure’s off. No one is forcing you to learn to play. By this reason alone, many adults find themselves enrolling in piano lessons. They want to rekindle their love for music, on their terms, and on their time. There is no pressure from parents, competition from friends or family members.

Steady, uninterrupted progress will happen. When adult learners consciously choose to learn to play the piano, practice comes very easily. Difficult passages become healthy challenges, and most adults don’t shy away from a challenge. For some very helpful practice tips, check out my post here.

You will be playing real piano pieces in a very short amount of time. My adult students learn from Alfred Piano Library’s Adult All-in-One Series. These spiral-bound books incorporate all lesson songs, technic, and theory necessary for an adult learner to swiftly begin playing the piano with ease. I believe it is also important to include modern, classical, romantic, pop, show tunes, duets, and sing-along pieces into the repertoire of the adult piano student. Tapping into these various genres of music keeps that passion for music growing.

If you are motivated to learn, knowledge and skill will come. It’s important to note that in order to succeed at something, you must have three things: motivation, knowledge, and skill. As your piano teacher, I will do everything in my power to supply you with the knowledge and technical skills to be a great piano student. The motivation part is where you come in! If you are motivated to play, excited for the challenge, and ready to learn, then piano will be a successful endeavor.

Sound Off: Are you ready to take on piano lessons? What age did you start playing piano?

References:

http://www.woutersmet.com/2014/02/24/7-reasons-you-are-never-too-old-to-learn-to-play-piano/

http://melaniespanswick.com/2013/07/13/are-you-ever-too-young-or-too-old/

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1420649/Re:_50_too_old_to_start?.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/piano/comments/18954q/people_who_started_to_learn_the_piano_old_25/

http://www.seattletimes.com/lifestyle/youre-never-too-old-to-learn-a-musical-instrument/

http://artfacts.australiacouncil.gov.au/music/participation-7/20-of-kids-learn-to-play-music-70-of-adults-wish-they-had/

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