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My question is tangible from a few other questions i've been looking up before: Most virtuosos start playing the piano very young, at LEAST below the age of 7 i believe, and i have repeatedly seen posts of people asking "can you still become a concert pianist if you start at a late age" where the most common response is pretty much a euphemism for... No.
Well my question arises from that, I am currently 16 years old, and i started playing the piano when i was 14, after 2 years i have learned mostly by myself (if you count researching how to read sheet music and things on the internet as 'yourself'). I wonder how far i can take myself in terms of 'skill' or 'virtuosity'. My music teacher remarked on my fast paced learning, and how i have progressed very quickly despite the setback of my age, but i can help but feel disconcerted by the clear set back that my starting age is. How far CAN i go before my learning will appear to, i don't know, stop? This question arose from my love of classical music, and in particular, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.
I'm currently at a Grade 6(ish) level, i think that based on what i know of the grading and the difficulty of the pieces therein.
Which can be hard when you're 16...or any age, come to that!
Just go for it! I'm sure Markymark - who is a real teacher/pianist will have some excellent advice for you too.
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