Piano - Left Hand Question
First, I would like to thank you for your really wonderful web site. I think that it's the most informative and welcoming site, that I have seen and read. Its content is precious and I can feel that it's written with great love and kindness for others. it helps me a lot!
I thought to ask you a question that I have for quite a while. I am 45 years old and I started to learn at the age of 12 on an electric keyboard (I did want a piano but my parents could not afford one then) so I learned notes, chords, and theory (for some level) but my left hand played mostly chords.
I learned for 6 years in which my teacher, was clever enough to expose me to the piano so I started to train my left hand and play sonatas and played beginners booklets but I didn't continue learning because of my school studies so eventually stopped playing for many years.
A year ago, I decided to make my dream come true, and to do all the efforts to become a pianist (which was my first desire since I was 12 years old)- so I bought a good digital piano, and reviewed notes, and now I'm starting to learn scales and arpeggios for the first time.
I am doing quite well, but I do feel that mt left hand is behind and I was wondering if playing chords for many years is the reason for causing me trouble now. Can I do something to improve my left hand to move to a higher level? I work on Hanon's exercises to strengthen my fingers. I hope it's not too late for me to work on this.
Many thanks for your advice.