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I have a really good teacher and want to get to grade 8 taking 1 grade a year.
I am 54. Thanks for reading my post.
Welcome, Russell - I've not been around here all that long myself, but I've been made welcome. Slip over to the Non-piano, idel-chitacht section if you just want to natter. It's been a bit quiet recently, but we're crossing our fingers that it'll pick up soon.
I'm a piano teacher, retired from school, living in Cambridge and teaching a variety of ages from 4-60 at the moment! One grade a year seems a very realistic goal - maybe even a modest goal if you're intending to practise a lot; you'll still be younger than I am now by the time you reach that grade 8!
Big tip! as well as exam music that will stretch you, play lots and lots of easy music. It'll improve every aspect of your playing becasue you won't have to worry about a tough job learning it, b ut particularly, of course, it will make you a fearless sight-reader.
Good luck on your journey!
Gizzy in Cambridge
What better way to lead a fulfilling and satisfying retirement, and learning piano truly does keep the brain engaged in an enjoyable way. Great exercise for brain power and function.
I retired at 60 and decided to take piano lessons 5 months ago with notable benefits to well being and confidence. Though I can read music, I need to improve speed.
I would like to mention here if I may, I am looking for a second hand piano stool, I did see one for £20 in a second hand furniture shop, but had obviously seen better days, the seat padding had quite gone and my thighs hurt when sitting on it. Although I suppose I could have put a cushion on it. But I'd rather keep looking around.
And you're so right about the learning being good for the brain...only not for the temper! Good luck!
At the moment, I am learning Mozart's Minuet in G. I'ts coming better, but I need it to be more flowing . I was wondering how long it takes some to play this piece as a relative beginner, should it take a week or more to play it reasonably well?
Also, what would be ABRSM exam piece for Grade 1. ?
Thank you for your help.
For ABRSM information, go to their website and look under the Grade 1 piano listings in examinations and it will tell you everything in the syllabus.
I think so there is no need of age. Just need motivation and love in it
Now at the age of 67 I still go for lessons. After all if I were an athlete I would be expected to have a coach !
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