Your Piano Playing Story!

Share your love for the Piano! What is your piano playing story? How and why did you get started? Please do tell! Who knows, it may inspire or encourage someone else!

"I never dreamed of playing Bach, Beethoven and Chopin and now I can - this is my story."

  • Was it easy to learn piano for you?
  • Do you teach yourself, or do you take lessons?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What were your biggest challenges?
  • What do you wish you would be able to play one day?

The best piano book for returning adults

If you are returning to the piano after years of not playing (which is more common than you might think), here is another and a newer gem of a book: Returning to the Piano: A Refresher Book for Adults

It contains lovely arrangements of great pieces and is great to use to "smooth" your way into playing the piano again.

You may add a few pictures if you like. If you'd like to add a YouTube video of your playing, just add the link to your submission, and I will embed it. Yes, you may brag too! :) 

You can also read what others have shared. Real stories, about real people. Piano people!

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My Piano Playing Story

How did you get started playing the piano? What inspired you to do so? Share your story with other piano players from all over the world!

Read Other Piano Playing Stories

Click on the links below to see some great stories by piano players. They were all written by other visitors to this page.

I wish you could push me to stop procrastinating. 
Hi Maria! Thank you so much for providing these newsletters! All I can basically do is carry on - on and off - with the piano. I've always tried to …

When Will I Learn to Play the Piano is the Question.. 
When will I learn piano is the question, haunting others who see me sitting at the piano. But I know that I will. I live in India. The piano is not …

Always want to play the piano, never had the time! 
Hi, My name is Frank, 57 years old and I live in Belgium. In my young years, I always wanted to play the piano, but you know... The guitar was so …

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. …

Never Knew How Much I'd Enjoy It 
My grandfather once said," Boy if you learn the piano, you could learn anything!". So I took a few lessons to learn the basics, later, forgetting it …

Why I Like to Learn Lessons on a Piano 
Hi, I'm Delano Douglas. Here is my story about on how to learn lessons on a piano. I've just got started to play the piano but, I've made up my …

No question - just get on with it. 
What an excellent, clear, well thought out, well expressed, well laid out site for beginners of which I am one, aged 78. …

A 2nd Chance to Play Again Yet it is Sooo Hard to Do 
Hello everyone, please be warned that my story is a sad story and tissues would be welcome. I am Sue. I started playing the piano at age 3. I was not …

I Looked in Awe at Musicians and Their Language of Notes 
I always admired musicians and their magical talents. I would look at a piece of sheet music or hymnal and marvel at the beautiful characters that made …

I never dreamed of playing Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin 
I had piano lessons as a child,never practiced much as my parents can attest to and then quit at 13.High School and teenage interests took over. Fast …

Why I started playing piano 
When I was a little girl my father played a piece called The Robin's Return and I loved it so much that I wanted to play it too. I had to wait until …

How I Got Started 
My mother always had me in piano lessons since the time I was 5. I never really liked playing because all I wanted to do was play sports. For the most …

My love affair w/ the piano 
I was recording w/ a very old friend in his incredible home studio (ProTools) He likes the way I fingerpick the guitar & the songs I've shared. I …

My Piano Playing Story  Not rated yet
Here is my story about how I got started to play the piano and how I became a piano pedagogue. When I was a little girl, I wanted so much to play the …

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