Start Piano Lessons with a Teacher
If you choose to start piano lessons with a teacher, remember that you have many options as an adult.
There are different types of lessons available; for example with different styles of music.
Sometimes you have the option to choose between group/class or individual lessons. Some teachers even offer online "long distance" lessons, which is a relatively new approach.
Starting piano lessons with a teacher can be a good idea to get a push in the right direction.
You may be able to choose between private one-on-one teaching, either in your own home or at the teachers place or studio.
4 Tips for Starting Lessons with a Teacher
1. Tailor Your Lessons
You can discuss with the piano teacher if
you would like only a few lessons, maybe even sporadically.
In my piano
studio, I offer my adult students various options, for example;
- 5 lessons cycles, where they can decide whether to continue for another set of lessons or not.
- Drop-in lessons to help in the process of pieces they are working on themselves, as well as...
- lessons where we only focus on a particular topic, like how to learn piano chords, or how to read piano notes for those who like to work mostly on their own.
if many prefer regular once per week lessons, it is good to know that
this is not the only way. Work out a plan with your piano teacher so
that it suits you!
But, if "regular" individual lessons are not for you- here are some other alternatives:
2. Consider Group Lessons
Another fun option is
to participate in adult group lessons or classes, where you meet in a group setting.
This can be a lot of fun, and offers a chance to meet new friends, as well as an in-built motivation
booster - you don't want to show up unprepared ;).
3. Check out Adult Piano Camps
A wonderful and inspirational way how to learn piano and to keep
yourself motivated, is to attend an adult piano camp. There are several adult piano camps available for pianists from beginners to advanced.
the camp you will have a lot of fun of course, and work intensively
with your playing with different piano teachers in individual lessons as
well as in open master classes.
You will also get a chance to prepare to perform and get a lot
of practice in how to dare to do so!
4. Sign Up for Online Piano Lessons
Some teachers offer online lessons via Skype or similar. In this way you can have lessons in the comfort of your home, but with a professional piano teacher that you work with personally, online.
I recommend Artistworks, where you choose your favorite style of piano lessons and work with a real teacher, but online, with lots of extra resources. Check it out here and get a free lesson!