One of the most common questions asked by potential adult students is the question ‘Am I too old?’. There persists a myth that learning a musical instrument competently is something that can only be pursued at a young age. While there are perhaps physical and technical aspects of music that can be picked up more naturally at a young age, there are also certain musical elements that feed off the maturity of an adult. If you've listened to music your whole life, as almost everyone has, you already have a substantial basis of sound literature to work of. It then just becomes about translating that knowledge into musical speech.
As a child I distinctly remember being able to play a song confidently when no one was at home, and then stumbling all over the keyboard when my aunty came to watch me; even an audience of one can make the hairs stand on the back of our neck it seems!
With so many options available, choosing a piano can be a daunting task for those new to the experience. Here is a short guide to help you make an informed choice best suited to your goals and situation.
Coaching extends and searches beyond the fixed disciplines of the piano and music. It addresses why we learn an instrument instead of simply how we learn.
Learning the language of music can be one of the most rewarding experiences for an individual. In young children it helps to develop patience and traits that can lead to success in school and later life.
Because of it's linear organisation of musical pitches, and it's 'press-and-hear' sound reproduction, the piano is one of the more accessible instruments to start learning music on. Whatever your age, it is never too late to start.