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

We’ve all heard the well-worn proverb “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime.” The meaning is that teaching someone a skill to meet their needs is better for them in the long run than providing instant gratification of those needs. How does this relate to learning piano, particularly for adults?

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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...

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