Is It More Difficult to Learn Piano as an Adult?

All things being equal, it is no more difficult for adults to learn piano than children. Most adults can become proficient-to-excellent piano players, allowing them to achieve typical recreational goals. Both adults and children have unique advantages for learning...

What’s the Best Way to Learn to Play the Piano?

“Teach yourself to fish” (i.e. play) with the help of a trusted expert (a piano teacher), and trust that in time you can become a confident, independent, and highly-proficient pianist. We’ve all heard the well-worn proverb “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day....

Get to Know the Keyboard Like an Old Friend

If you already read music (including flats and sharps) this mini-lesson is for you. Do you relate to the white and black keys like they’re unfamiliar, possibly intimidating, strangers? Or as familiar friends? Wouldn’t you prefer the latter? To feel like one of...

Can Adult Piano Lessons Be … Fun?

If you’ve never studied a musical instrument, you might not know that the “traditional” approach to learning piano, and one still experienced by many children, is focused on 3 Ps:  Perfection + Performance in order to eventually become (if the stars align) … a...