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by BevJ
24 May 2012, 12:48
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: When did you start learning?
Replies: 77
Views: 35870

Re: When did you start learning?

I started learning as a mature adult and am now 51. On an earlier post I wrote that I have avoided exams but I plucked up the courage and with great support from my piano teacher I passed grade 5 in March! Its given me so much more confidence and I now find it easier to play in front of people. I wi...
by BevJ
03 Aug 2011, 13:12
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Loss of confidence
Replies: 20
Views: 4318

Re: Loss of confidence

Hi Pianolove

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

I'm working out of LCM exam book. - Beethoven's six variations, The Owlglass, Menuetto and Drifting.
I've also just got Pam Wedgwood's after hours book 2 and playing The Man with a Crooked Stick and No Regrets.
by BevJ
19 May 2011, 12:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Loss of confidence
Replies: 20
Views: 4318

Re: Loss of confidence

Hi Congratulations on the distinction. DON'T GIVE UP! I am 51 and started piano lessons when I was 35. Unlike you I have never had the nerve to take an exam but intend to at some point. After a number of years without lessons I finally went back to them a couple of years ago starting around grade 2 ...
by BevJ
12 May 2011, 12:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: When did you start learning?
Replies: 77
Views: 35870

Re: When did you start learning?

Thanks for the reply and the welcome. I find Rescue Remedy doesn't work for me but thanks for the book tip - I'll certainly have a look at it. I have read lots on overcoming nerves but I think I just have to get on and do it otherwise I'll be dithering for ever.
by BevJ
11 May 2011, 15:31
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: When did you start learning?
Replies: 77
Views: 35870

Re: When did you start learning?

Hi I started learning at the age of 35 but because of time restrictions didn't practice very often. Now I have plenty of time to practise and have re started lessons within the last couple of years. I am currently doing grade 5 but because I am so nervous won't commit to an exam which I would dearly...