Thinking about taking piano lessons as an adult? Here are some quick FAQ for you!
Am I too old to take piano lessons?
Of course not! Piano lessons are for everyone. However, it is true that adults learn very differently from children. Adult students are more analytical, and self-conscious about their technique; they also pick up complex musical ideas quicker than the average child. The best way to learn piano as an adult, is to find a teacher that understands your needs and communicate with you clearly.
Do I have time to take piano lessons?
Besides the weekly one-hour appointment with your piano teacher, the adult student should prepare to practice at least 15-20 minutes a day. The consistency of practicing is important, as it reinforces muscle memory and music concepts we discuss in class. Just like any other skill, the most important part of learning is to build and maintain healthy habits. It does not have to be a huge time commitment! Take piano lessons at your own pace. Lessons every two weeks is also popular among adults with a busy work schedule.
What kind of music will I play?
If you are a beginner, we will likely use a music book written for adult students. These books will go over the basics of note-reading and piano technique while using recognizable easy tunes. As we advance further, the adult student will be able to choose the music they want to work on. However, it is crucial to persevere through this initial “learning” stage, which can sometimes be tedious and hard work. While piano lessons are fun, it is almost meant to be a challenge and mental exercise.
What can I gain from piano lessons?
Most adults cite a long-term love for music but never being given the opportunity to study piano. Taking piano lessons as an adult can be very fulfilling and rewarding. In addition, adults use music lessons as an artistic outlet to de-stress from their busy work life. In-home piano lessons are ideal for adult students with a busy schedule.