by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
After reading my ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning, percussionist and composer, Joshua Sohn, of Salt Lake City, Utah, said my ebook includes "everything you need to know before starting piano."
I appreciated getting this feedback from a fellow composer/musician because this is exactly what I intended with my ebook!
Through my 30-year piano teaching career, I have taught countless students who initially came to me with no clue about what is necessary for piano success. They did not know how to prepare for their lessons, much less what kind of instrument they need, or how to practice piano for developing their musical skills.
Fortunately, as their piano teacher, I guided them on all these points. My students created a healthy physical and instrumental setup, practice routine, and strategy.
The majority of my students acquired consistent musical improvement. They developed the confidence for regular performance in recitals and group classes. More importantly, they gained great confidence through understanding how to effectively practice the piano and create a healthy physical and instrumental setup. This foundation gave them tremendous joy.
Unfortunately, I have seen the initial excitement of these potential piano players fade. They developed poor piano technique, and their perpetuating hand and finger weaknesses only increased their frustration. They lacked guidance from a qualified piano instructor.
They also typically had a keyboard setup that is inadequate for their development of quality piano skills. They did not know how to practice the piano effectively.
Regrettably, some folks claim to be piano teachers, whether online or locally, but do not actually offer a solid foundation for piano beginners. The lack of a solid foundation is why many adults quit the piano too soon.
Many adults return to piano study much later in life, wishing to start again. Those adults I taught were confused about the absolute basics necessary for steady piano progress. This lack of basics is also why many young teens give up too soon, thinking they are not capable or lack musical ability. That is false.
Whether you want to try learning piano for the first time in your life, return to the piano after a long gap, or explore setting up piano lessons for your child, my new ebook has “everything you need to know before starting piano.”
My ebook covers the things any new or returning piano learner needs to consider for successfully starting piano:
My ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning, offers you practical guidance on what and how to take action toward getting your piano journey started successfully.
Everything in my ebook comes from my experience as a piano teacher and my journey as a professional pianist and composer of piano-based music. I put “everything you need to know before starting piano” in my ebook to take all the guesswork and mystery out of the process for you.
I wrote this ebook so that people like you can start your piano learning story with confidence. When you read my ebook, you will know how to properly get everything set up as a solid foundation of support for you to enjoy achieving success as a piano player.
GET Everything You Need For Success At Piano! 👇
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Through my years as a pianist and piano teacher, I met so many people looking to start piano lessons for themselves, a friend, or a child, but didn’t know how to start or even what basics are truly essential for successful piano education.
After my piano or vocal/piano performances, I met many adults who expressed that they were so intimidated by various perceived obstacles to learning piano that they wanted to give up—even though they really want to play the piano!
I’m not saying that some things available online or elsewhere aren’t offering any value. Sure, it’s nice to learn a few tricks!
But the truth is that these gimmicks or tricks for fast piano learning don’t work in the long run—or at least not as a foundation—for those who want to be successful at playing piano and continue musical progress.
My ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!", is meant to dispel the myth—that piano-playing happens with a fast, easy trick or gimmick—through straight-talk from someone who has taught and played piano for 30 years. But my ebook also offers answers to every question or doubt new or returning piano learners may have about starting piano lessons.
I no longer offer one-on-one piano teaching. But I offer value to those who want to learn piano for themselves, get a child started with piano lessons, or introduce a friend to the piano. I provide clear answers to common questions from new and returning piano learners through my online content and ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
I also have a new Facebook Group, For New & Returning Piano Learners, my second upcoming ebook, and courses on what you need for successful piano-learning and effective practice piano.
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Over the years, many people asked me all the questions featured in my new ebook! I’ve already written several blogs answering a lot of those questions from new or returning piano learners.
But I decided to offer an all-in-one, easy-to-read resource where those interested in starting piano lessons can find all the answers to their questions about how to successfully begin and forge a strong foundation for continued piano progress.
For anyone interested in exploring piano learning, this is THE ebook that gives you everything you need to get started learning piano right.
‘Right’ means with the confidence that you’ve got the right teacher, method, instrument, setup, routine, advice, age, and anything else needed for a successful start to piano-learning!
As with all the adult piano students I’ve taught over 30 years as a piano and music teacher, you can learn piano and enjoy all the benefits of piano study that they did!
In my PIANO blogs, you'll find ways to overcome boredom, get past musical and mental blocks, explore the creative process with piano, and improve musical progress through piano teacher recommended best practices and effective piano practice tips.