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by filsgreen
28 Apr 2015, 11:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Should I give up learning the piano POLL comments welcome
Replies: 28
Views: 3162

Re: Should I give up learning the piano POLL comments welcom

Hey Dave, sorry to see you appear to have become disillusioned on your journey. I know how you feel; I too have thought this is too hard and I have only been learning for a year. Have you been there, where you would rather hoover the carpet than practise? But as my teacher kept telling me, "It doesn...
by filsgreen
28 Apr 2015, 11:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Quick update
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Quick update

Good morning all, thought I would check in with an update. Things haven't gone as planned but not bad over all. I started my Aaron level 2 and I got bored playing the pieces, so Jay my teacher suggested learning standards. Unfortunately, I tried playing an easy version of Bridge over troubled waters...
by filsgreen
01 Jul 2014, 18:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Yes that's him Dave. I haven't done a duet yet but I'm happy with my progress.

Phil

Ps I was reading your post on sight reading, can't believe you went for a holiday in Southport. :D
by filsgreen
01 Jul 2014, 17:41
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Hi Dave. I'm using the Michael Aaron books, I'm still on book 1. I'm going to do the exams, probably do it towards Xmas with a bit of luck. My teacher only works weekends as he has a 9-5 job in Manchester., I don't think he has many. Here is his website.

Jaybmusic.co.uk.
by filsgreen
01 Jul 2014, 12:58
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Hi Dave.
Sorry for the late reply I've been on the Piano world forum and forgot about this forum. Apologies also to all members and mods :oops: The first lesson went really, I've had one a week since and I'm really enjoying it. I bought a Kawai CA 65 and it lives in its own cabin now.
Phil
by filsgreen
06 Feb 2014, 17:35
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Thanks for the welcome Nutroast. I am going to Dawsons tomorrow Dave. My wife has suggested moving furniture around to accommodate an acoustic piano in the living room, the only problem is the piano will be within a foot of a radiator. I'm sure that would damage an acoustic piano and the radiator ca...
by filsgreen
04 Feb 2014, 12:35
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Hi Dave, this Interweb thingy is marvellous for putting the cat amongst the pigeons :) . I was fixed on buying a Yamaha, but after reading other peoples opinions on the Kawai Piano; I'm having second thoughts. Going with a tried and trusted brand like Yamaha appeared the right thing to do, but there...
by filsgreen
02 Feb 2014, 20:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Re: Hello from another oldie.

Hi Dave, thanks for your advice and best wishes. I've got my first lesson booked for next Sunday. It's free because we're just sounding each other out. If I carry on with him, the next is half price. Can't be bad.

Phil
by filsgreen
02 Feb 2014, 13:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hello from another oldie.
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Hello from another oldie.

Hi there. I found this website yesterday, whilst researching a purchase of a digital piano. I spent last night and this morning trawling through all the posts, it has really enthused me to start learning the piano again. I did try about twenty five years ago, but due to various reasons I stopped. No...