by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Through my years as a pianist and piano teacher, I met so many people who were looking to start piano lessons for themselves, a friend, or a child, but didn’t really know how to start or even what basics are truly essential for a successful piano education.
I met many adults after my piano or vocal/piano performances who expressed to me 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 piano!
A lot of adults shared they thought they were too old to start piano lessons. Like it was a dream that they’d never be able to grasp.
Couple that disappointment with the frustration that there is so much noise in the online space offering quick tricks or gimmicks to learn piano faster than before.
Plus all the questions about how to find a piano teacher, or get the right instrument can be confusing. Those new to or wanting to return to piano playing after a gap can easily feel overwhelmed by the multitude of options available.
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 truly want to progress in playing piano successfully and continue to progress as a musician.
My new ebook, What You Need To Know, Have & Do To Start Piano Right! is meant to dispel the myth—that piano playing can be accomplished 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’ve retired from one-on-one piano teaching, but I’m offering value to those who want to learn piano for themselves, get their child started with piano lessons, or introduce a friend to the piano through my online content, my new ebook, and a second upcoming ebook and course on how to practice piano effectively.
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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 who’s 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 to successfully begin piano!
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!
What You Need To Know, Have & Do To Start Piano Right! Ebook
A practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one resource and easy-to-read guide for anyone interested in getting started or returning to piano lessons.
As my gift to you, with every purchase of my ebook, you'll automatically receive a FREE download of my original photo with a self-care affirmation.
Get Everything You Need To Start Piano With My Ebook, "What You Need To Know, Have & Do To Start Piano Right!" A practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one resource and easy-to-read guide for anyone interested in getting started or returning to piano lessons. Topics include what kind of keyboard is necessary, how to find a quality instrument and piano method, whether you need and how to find a good piano teacher, whether online tools for piano learning are valuable, what’s needed for a successful start to piano learning, and how to maintain continued piano progress. This ebook provides answers to those seeking a successful start or greater momentum for piano progress.
As my gift to you, with every purchase of my ebook, you'll automatically receive a FREE download of my original photo with an affirmation. The affirmation poster is completely free to download, print, use as a desktop wallpaper or screensaver for your computer.
The beauty of nature and positive words brings inspiration. We all need reminders. May this small gift of beauty and positive thought remind you of your immense potential for creative energy and inspire you to tap into your best self.
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.