Every member who posts on this forum and at least the vast majority of people in the wider community will agree that it is never too late to start learning to play the piano. As with everything else, you get out what you put in! You are the only person that can hinder you!
For those of us who have been learning already, I thought it might be interesting for others to post when they actually started learning to piano. Just select the age bracket that relates to when you started learning.
For me I wanted to learn the piano when I was 17 but was busy with college so didn't have such a structured pratice routine. I was also playing on a very old early 80s? electric piano ( my dads ) the ones with the fans in them! can't remember the make though. Then I got a Casio keyboard because the old one died. I started to 'teach' myself the notes and basic music theory, and went through a piano course book.Then I went to university for 3 years and completely forgot about wanting to learn the piano until about this time last year. So I'm an adult learner of 23 thats hopefully going to do grade 2 in November! and I have a digital piano, but would love to have a real one!
dave brum wrote: It'll probably look like at the very least 2 months Mark
Don't you have your keyboard still? when you move in and are decorating etc at the end of the day you could play on that? at least you would keep your fingers trained, kind of?! or you could set up you Clav in a room thats not being decorated at that time. But I don't know how heavy it is, mine one is very heavy.
I'm sure you will be able to do the AB test in Novbember - with me! you're doing grade one? so you should be fine, I bet if you walked into the exam right now you could do it!
No I mean a keyboard. Didn't you say you started learning on a Casio keyboard first? You could play on that at least if you still have it...dave brum wrote:Surely you don't mean the rubber one Anna?
I still have my rubber piano! was only £2!
i found a good teacher and quickly got uo to grade 5 [asb]when i slowed down a bit as my teacher decided which pieces i should play.
ive sinc left him and about to start with another teacher, who is going to build up a repertoire of classical and modern with me [wish me luck.
I'm quite new myself, but welcome! What a brilliant gift to yourself and good luck with your new teacher.
Istarted playing at 5 years old and passed Trinity Grade 4 at 10. I failed Grade 5 at 11 (!!) and then stopped playing for 30 years! I have this year started playing again and am learning ABRSM Grade 5 pieces alongside my 9 year old son! (he is much better than I am!)
I used to have to practice in an unheated "front room" with my coat on in the winter. It was bleak! At least I now have central heating!
Started learning when I was 7 years old and used to really look forward to my lessons!
Have been playing ever since. Recently have started teaching a neighbour's child and getting requests to teach other children (beginners) as well, informally.
If anyone can recommend either software or a good book to help me, I would be very grateful.
As for Debtye, i recommend you to subscribe to pianoforall website since you can learn the piano from the very first start. As for myself, I' very interested in learning the gospel hyms since i'm playing in church. I was motivated to know that you still have the spirit to learn piano in your age...Well done...
I still improvise lots, I start all my practice sessions with improvising to warm up. It's great fun and it makes pieces much easier to learn for some reason.
Perhaps we should all get a bontempi from ebay and have a challenge to see who can make it sound like a musical instrument. That could be hilarious!
My digital is a Casio Celviano, my dad went to the local piano shop and said it was a good beginner piano and managed to get it £100 cheaper online- including a stool! Happy Days! It's ok, the keys are quite noisy though when Im playing through the headphones! I wish I had a proper piano though, unfortunately, lack of space and living in a modern house with just plasterboard between me and next door meant I had to opt for the digital, I love my piano though!
It's something I enjoyed from a young age and still love and have passion for at 25 years of age!
I believe you are never to young or to old to learn piano if it's something you want to do.
I cant wait!
So technically, I start playing in 5 days when my keyboard arrives
Thanks! I'm pretty good with hitting my own targets. The way I've structured my week is as follows:Gill the Piano wrote:Well done...keep practising hard and you'll be fine! Lots of adult beginners here and they seem to work twice as hard as the kids do, with great results.Keep us posted as to your progress.
Half hour piano lesson on Monday, 45 mins daily practice, half hour on thursday.
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 love to do. Any adult learners out there feel the same and if so, does anyone have any tips in overcoming it?
I started with music since i was like 4, took like one or 1 and a half years of lessons in kinder and highschool in total of my life, im currently 18 and have 3 months since i moved to a digital piano instead of my old casio keyboard so basically im self tought, im not the greatest pianist but i think im pretty decent tought.
Its funny how when i was a child i used to aprecciate more my keyboard piano sounds than a vertical piano my grandmother has and now i needed to save money cause i couldnt stand anymore the lack of well ummm everything in my old casio
I had lessons when I was 9-11, then piano sold, lessons stopped due to financial situation. I am now 37, bought a P95 and started to play a little bit again! I don't plan to have lessons as I am saving them for my 6 years old daughter who I am trying to teach at the moment! (Only very basic!). She can't read music yet (apart from middle C and whole, half, quarter, quarter rest notes), she can play some songs with 10 fingers and 2 hands with chords on the left hand. I wish I was able to continue but never mind, hopefully my daughter is interested to learn and will do much better than me!
Any adult beginners here too?