How Often Should You Play The Piano?
Like any new skill, the more you practice, the better you’ll get, and the better you are the more, you’ll enjoy doing it.
No one likes to be a beginner at anything, but we all have to start somewhere, and learning to play the piano is a lifelong skill that can benefit you and those around you.
So, how often do you need to practice playing the piano to get better at it?
Piano Practice – Tedious or Enjoyable?
When you first start to play the piano, you may be frustrated and bored because you can only play a few notes that don’t sound anything like music.
You want to play like a professional, but you don’t think you can take hours of tedious piano practice every day.
The good news is that by practising every day you’ll improve a lot quicker and retain the information better. Anyone can learn to play the piano, it just takes perseverance and a lot of practice.
The bad news is, well, you must practice every day, and some days will be worse than others.
In the beginning, when everything is new and difficult and you’re questioning your decision to learn to play piano, it’s hard to stay motivated. You need to remember all the reasons you wanted to play the piano in the first place.
Is it a lifelong dream? Do you want to impress your friends and family? Is it something you started as a child but didn’t continue? Or, like many people, you want to be able to sit and play beautiful piano music for relaxation and a sense of accomplishment.
It also helps to remember that the more you play, the better you’ll become. Everyone has bad days and the next day will be better.
Ways to make Piano Practice Easier
By incorporating your piano practice into your daily routine, you’ll find it becomes a habit, and your playing will improve much more quickly.
Just like daily exercise, don’t overdo it. Sitting for hours in front of the piano will reduce your performance and certainly won’t inspire you to do it all again the next day. Break your practice into smaller chunks of time and do something fun in between.
Try to practice at the same times every day so it becomes part of your daily routine. This way you’re less likely to forget it or skip it because you’re too busy.
Take your time learning a new piece of music and work hard to perfect it and get it just right. You’ll feel a sense of achievement and you’ll want to practice more. Go for the small wins; remember this is a lifelong habit and will get easier over time.
Have Good Technique and Good Support
The techniques for learning piano have come a long way since your grandmother was forced to sit for hours playing the same thing. Now it’s all about enjoying the experience and making it as easy as possible.
When you need advice and support on your journey to master the piano, speak to us at the specialist piano store.
We have convenient locations in Sydney, so we’re never far away. Call us in:
- Chatswood – 02 9411 8911
- Seven Hills – 0478 658 227
Alternatively, contact us online for professional advice on new techniques and staying motivated.