Many people think that you need to start at a young age to learn to play the piano. This is not true. Playing the piano is a skill. And like other skills, it can be learned regardless of your age. Recent studies have shown that adults have an advantage over children when it comes to learning to play the piano.

Below are some tips for learning to play the piano that you can start following today.

Forget everything you think you know

There is much wrong information out there about learning to play the piano. So it’s better to start with a clean slate.  Learning to improvise on the piano can be hard, but if you are diligent you will surely figure it out in time.  Whatever you think you know about learning the piano, everything you’ve heard, it would be best if you can all forget them for a while. As mentioned earlier, many people think that there’s a window for learning the piano, and if you’ve missed it, you won’t be able to learn how to play. This is one of the most prevalent myths about learning how to play the piano and the one that is most detrimental to adults who want to pick up piano playing. So you need to forget about this wrong information. The truth is, it’s never too late to learn anything, and that includes playing the piano.

Be passionate about learning

The reason why children seem to learn faster than adults is because they are generally more passionate about discovering and learning new things. Most adults, on the other hand, have become jaded about life and about learning something new. So to learn how to play the piano, you need to commit. You can see the learning process as some journey. It would be best if you made a promise to continue to move until you reach your destination. You should approach the process of learning how to play the piano with childlike enthusiasm. When you try to be excited about learning to play the piano, you’ll see that understanding the concepts becomes natural. And in no time, you’ll be playing like a pro.

Play with emotions

You need to know how to play with emotions. Your emotions can make a soulless and inspired performance into an emphatic one. And when you play with emotions, you tend to learn faster because you activate a different part of the brain. When you play to express emotions, then a musical instrument such as a piano becomes an extension of you. It becomes the channel through which your emotions are conveyed. You become one with the piano to borrow the zen adage. When you see the piano as merely an extension of yourself, then learning to play it becomes natural and almost second-nature.

Pick up a useful resource

No matter how good you are at learning new skills, it’s still useful to get external help. One of the most important tips for learning how to play the piano is to get external help either in the form of a good piano teacher, a book, or a course. An excellent course or teacher can help you learn to play the piano in a systematic way.

Music

Music is the universal language which has always brought people together. It has the unique ability to connect your mind, body, and soul to the universe in ways nothing else can. No matter what music you listen, you only like it because it has healing properties. You can listen to any music you want and embrace the healing benefits to make better changes in your well-being.

Music can resonate on a much higher level to stimulate our cognitive comprehension. It reaches directly to the soul and affects the brain in substantial ways. Next time when you listen to music, make sure to open yourself to these healing benefits of music.

Alters the mood

When you are having a bad day, and you choose music to get away from it, the escape from the bad mood happens in minutes. Your body can feel more relaxed, and the mood suddenly elevates to a different feeling. Research shows that different types of music have unique effects on your mood while reducing tension levels and boosting mental clarity. Discover the songs that speak to you and uplift your spirit and grow your playlist to help yourself carry a bright day.

Alters the mood

Reduces stress response

Stress is a mental condition which gives you a hard time to think properly. The more you allow it to grow on you, the more you are likely to face multiple complications down the road. It negatively impacts your mood and sense of well-being. Listening to certain types of music can help in reducing your stress levels. Choose the music that encourages you and connect with it for the time being. Keep a playlist always ready whenever the stress tries to creep in.

Increases self-awareness

One should have the right knowledge about self-awareness and discovery for healthy personal growth. When you understand your own self, you discover your true identity, which brings you the joy and peace that this world has to offer. There are different ways of developing this self-awareness, including listening to music. When you feel you develop a taste of music, that is the discovery that you do about your own self. When you feel disconnected from your own self, turn to your favourite artist and let the music takes you on yet another journey of self-discovery.

Music strengthens empathy

Music strengthens empathy

Whether you are naturally an empath or not, listening to music helps you develop empathy skills that makes you connect with others on a much higher level. Music lets you see the world from a different perspective, and being an empath lets you see the world from other’s perspective. When both are combines, you are encouraged to look at life with a new approach. You can understand what others are going through and can hear their emotions loud and clear. You feel more connected to nature and humans on a spiritual level.