am i too old?

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am i too old?

Post by HatemTarek » 19 Apr 2014, 13:10

hi my name is hatem iam from egypt , i am 19 years old am i too old to learn piano and become a professional is it impossible?or i should have started earlier? i am into to music i want learn music composition and produce music i dont want to make money i want to make music like Epic Music/Cinematic/Uplifting Trance/Chillout not as a hobby is it possible? or i am just dreaming .

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Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Apr 2014, 16:24

If you don't want to earn money, then you don't want to be a professional. Of course you can learn, it's never too late (especially at only 19) so find yourself a good teacher and go for it!
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Post by dave brum » 19 Apr 2014, 19:47

Asalaam o alaikum Hatem

19 is a PERFECT age to start learning. You are an adult now so you'll be doing it because you WANT to do it. Don't think about it. Just do it!!!!
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Re: am i too old?

Post by HatemTarek » 20 Apr 2014, 00:22

Gill the Piano wrote:If you don't want to earn money, then you don't want to be a professional. Of course you can learn, it's never too late (especially at only 19) so find yourself a good teacher and go for it!
i have a good teach , but how long i will take to be proffesional in playing piano and learn music composition,and music production?

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Re: am i too old?

Post by HatemTarek » 20 Apr 2014, 00:23

dave brum wrote:Asalaam o alaikum Hatem

19 is a PERFECT age to start learning. You are an adult now so you'll be doing it because you WANT to do it. Don't think about it. Just do it!!!!
thanks mate you gave me hope , we Alaikum el slam :D you come from ... :D :D ?

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Re: am i too old?

Post by Gill the Piano » 20 Apr 2014, 14:06

HatemTarek wrote: but how long i will take to be proffesional in playing piano and learn music composition,and music production?
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Depends on how good your teacher is, to a certain extent, but more importantly on how much time you can dedicate to practising. It sounds to me that you are determined, so go for it! :piano;
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Re: am i too old?

Post by Colin Nicholson » 21 Apr 2014, 00:28

On average it takes around 8 – 10 years to become a proficient musician – eventually reaching Grade 8/ Diploma standard..... for any age. Unless your teacher has already suggested this, I would recommend looking at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music syllabus [ABRSM] exams for piano and theory, starting from Grade 1 (theory + piano), and working up to grade 8 then Diploma. The ABRSM are based in London, UK, and also cover Egypt.... see this link
http://www.abrsm.org/en/regions/arab-states/egypt/
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