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Starting piano lessons as an adult can be a wonderful journey of finally realizing a perhaps lifelong passion.
Contrary to what many think, beginning music lessons as an adult is never too late. Playing and learning the piano as an adult has several benefits and advantages, and most importantly; you are doing it because you want to, not because you have to!
If you teach yourself to play piano, it can be useful to get good quality piano learning software as well as to check out videos of amateur and professional pianists on for example YouTube.
But even if you teach yourself I strongly recommend finding a piano teacher and getting at least a few piano lessons now and then just not to develop any bad habits.
If regular lessons are not an option or difficult to find where
you live, you could sign up for online piano lessons, with a real teacher and
real feedback; but online, which is available in your home no matter where you live.
Make sure to take advantage also of all the free tools and beginner piano lessons for adults here at OnlinePianoCoach.com, that’s what we’re here for!
Realizing this dream starts with some basic tools. You need a piano and some equipment like a comfortable piano bench, great lighting and perhaps a metronome.
You need to decide whether you should take lessons from a teacher, preferably specializing in adult beginners, or if you should teach yourself to play.
You will also need a great beginner piano method directed to adults. Methods for children are not recommended since the learning curve, pace and understanding is completely different for an adult than for a child (one of the advantages!). So make sure to get a great method which is intended for later or adult beginners.
No method is complete without supplementing sheet music. It may be easier to get the supplementary books in the same series as the method you choose, but I recommend selecting other piano books and sheet music as well.
It is important to get used to different types of layout and size of music
notation, and not getting used to only one approach to read music or learning
technique. Don't miss our free, easy classical sheet music!
Organizing your practice sessions is easier in the beginning. So make sure to set up a practice routine that you can keep both for practice and just to enjoy music, as soon as possible.
Staying motivated is key! It can be great to join an online forum for adult pianists to get «virtual» pals and ask for feedback, get ideas and encouragement by other adult beginners.