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.