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Learning the Piano as an Adult

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Calendar May 1, 2017

Learning the Piano as an Adult

No matter what age you are, it’s never too late to learn the piano. In fact, it’s quite common for many adults, who perhaps didn’t have the chance as children to learn, or who simply weren’t interested, to take up piano lessons as adults.

Follow our best practices below to see how you can master the piano as an adult.

Best Practices

We have outlined below for you six best practices which we believe will greatly assist you in learning the piano faster as an adult. They consist of the following:

  1. De- Stress Factor

Adulthood comes with much responsibility and complex lifestyles often resulting in stress and fatigue.  Fortunately, playing the piano is a huge stress relief. After a long day at work, coming home to play your piano is a real treat.  You can even play before heading to work which will give you increased energy for the day.  It can be just as relaxing as doing yoga or going to the gym.

  1. Setting up a Structure

It’s imperative as an adult with a lot of things going on in your life, that you are consistent with your piano practice. Remember that consistency leads to good results. Therefore, having a structure or a timetable in which you schedule in ‘piano time’ will see you hugely progress. No matter how busy you are, if you really want something, you will make it happen!

  1. Making your Own Decisions

As an adult, you have the power of making a conscious decision when it comes to taking up piano lessons. This is often not the case with children, as the decision is made for them by their parents or even a school teacher.

What’s more important is that as an adult you feel empowered while playing because you are paying for lessons with your own hard-earned money. You can also choose whether you want a second hand piano, a digital piano or an electric piano.

  1. Take up a Hobby

Science and psychology generally both agree on the importance of taking up a hobby as an adult. It’s been proven to have immense benefits on both your mind and body. As adults, we all need something that we do just for fun, and not for work.  Once you take up piano, you will be probably be wondering why you didn’t visit that piano store in Sydney earlier. 

  1. Online Courses

Thanks to the modern digital age, you can do piano lessons online and even through DVD’s. We are not suggesting you never use a traditional piano teacher, but using online resources is a great way to get started.  It will also save you time and money too, which is an important factor to consider as an adult. There are a whole range of online piano courses for you to explore.

  1. Play Different Songs

By playing different kinds of songs, it will help prevent boredom from getting in the way of your learning. As an adult starting out, you don’t want to get bored or else you will start losing interest fast.  All different types of music are fun to play, and this will keep you stimulated. Perhaps even try your favourite childhood songs and movie songs. Just experiment and have fun. It will help you learn to play faster.

Never too Late

As you have seen by now reading our best practices, it’s never too late to learn to play the piano.  Don’t put off your dream of playing any longer. Contact us today.