Want to learn how to play the piano? My older sister learned the piano back when she was 6, I was 5 then and I don’t remember why I replied “no” when my parents asked me if I would like to learn playing, too. It has been a big regret of mine to this day, that sometimes I do yearn to enroll in a class for older learners. Vienna has schools for music enthusiasts of all ages, I just really need the time and schedule to fit it in.
For adults, learning the piano may be something that they would think twice about because they feel that it’s already late to do so. But that really is not the case.
While it is true that a lot of pianists developed this musical skill during childhood, it is actually never too late to learn (or relearn, if you have already had taken a few lessons way back). There are piano courses that are geared towards adults, whether a first-timer or someone who has forgotten the basics.
You will actually be surprised to find not a few teachers and professional tutors who specialize in exclusively teaching adults how to play the piano. The advantage of having an instructor or a mentor is that you have someone to guide you on musical theories, concepts, and techniques, as well as note reading. You also have someone to answer any question that you may have about the lesson. Moreover, because you have a teacher who can give feedback on your progress, you get motivated to continuously practice what you were just taught.
You can also opt to learn how to play the piano online. You can find a lot of well-rounded courses over the Internet. The benefits of choosing online piano lessons is that you can learn at your own pace and privacy. Online lessons also give you the flexibility of choosing your own schedule. And it is also less expensive compared to hiring a teacher or enrolling in a piano class.
Whichever you choose, make sure that the piano lessons you take are tailored to your level of learning. The materials you acquire must be designed specifically for adults, including books and piano pieces. Also decide what style you want to focus on: classical, pop, blues, or jazz. Choosing the right one will make lessons more fun and engaging.
Regardless of your age, you are never too old to learn how to tickle the ivories. With the many piano lessons for adults offered whether in classrooms or through the Internet — and with much dedication — you can become the piano virtuoso you dreamed you would be.