Dreaming about learning the piano?
Here you'll get free piano lessons for adults as well as tips, tools, and lots of encouragement to guide you to finally realizing that dream of yours.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Learning to play piano as an adult can be a wonderful journey of finally realizing a perhaps lifelong passion.
And the best of all, contrary to what some believe, beginning piano lessons as an adult is never too late!
Playing and learning the piano as an adult even has several other benefits and advantages, but most importantly; you are doing it because you want to, not because you have to!
It can be daunting to get started though. Here are some tips on what you need in order to get going.
If you teach yourself to play piano, you need to get good quality piano lesson books designed for adults.
You can get inspiration and tips by checking 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.
Realizing this dream starts with some basic tools.
First of all you need a piano and some equipment like a comfortable piano bench, great lighting and perhaps a metronome. I have written some tips here.
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. Here is an article to help you finding a piano teacher.
You will also need a great beginner piano method directed to adults. Methods for children are not ideal 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. You can read my recommendations here.
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. Here are some ideas.
Why not just stick to one book or piano method?
It is important to get used to different types of layout and size of music notation. As well as not getting used to only one approach to reading 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 also be a good motivator to join an online forum for adult pianists to get «virtual» pals and ask for feedback, get ideas and encouragement by other adult beginners.