Plan these things to effectively learn the piano
- What your goal isYou don’t have to start out trying to climb Mount Everest. Few piano players start their journey aiming to become world-famous virtuosi. Most piano beginners say “I want to have a beautiful, satisfying hobby”, “it relaxes me, I can unwind” or “it improves my concentration while I have fun”.
- What you want to play withGood equipment pays off: Whether you opt for acoustic or digital, a piano is a bigger investment. Consider space and placing, weight, transport and maintenance costs (tuning, headphones, care) for a piano. And make sure you start to play with weighted keys that give you a proper piano feeling. Your old childhood keyboard will not do. Used pianos are a good alternative.
- How you workIf you love adventure trips you will probably be unhappy doing a guided garden trip. When learning the piano, there are several different approaches, too. Do you prefer to learn alone? Do weekly classes with a teacher motivate you? Is making progress your priority? Do you lose motivation when you’re only ever served with one genre of music?
- Where you start fromAll piano starters are the same? Wrong. Depending on how much musical experience you already have, you might have a different starting point than others. Can you read sheet music? Do you perhaps read sheet music for piano? Do you already play another instrument? Then you are not an absolute beginner.