by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Are you dreaming of playing the piano but wonder if it's too late?
Do you wonder if your child is ready to start piano?
Watch my video above for Tip #5 to learn the best age to start piano! The answer may surprise you!
In my short video series, I bring you quick tips and advice for starting piano, based on my ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
Get my 5 tips on everything you need for successful piano-learning with my short video series!
Quick and easy, actionable tips--something you can use immediately to bring you closer to your goal of learning piano.
My ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!" is now available directly from my website! My ebook is also the perfect gift for anyone interested in playing piano!
I created this valuable resource for those who:
My ebook is 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.
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Did you know that playing piano improves your wellness?
Learning piano benefits both adults and children. From physical health, to slowing the aging process, improving cognitive and problem-solving skills, to improved mood and reducing stress, research has proven the benefits of piano study no matter what age you start.
Click the video above for Tip #4 and learn how piano playing helps your hearing, thinking, and emotional well-being!
If you're interested in starting piano, checkout my new short video series for quick and easy, actionable tips--something you can use immediately to bring you closer to your goal of piano learning.
Each short video offers a nugget of valuable knowledge for you to apply toward a solid, productive musical learning experience.
My video tips summarize the useful and much more in-depth information from my ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
My ebook has answers to every question you have about starting piano.
CLICK BELOW to learn more and get ALL you need to start playing piano the right way!
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
I saw an online discussion where a piano teacher shared his view that practicing piano should feel like a struggle or be difficult. Though I see his point that no one will get much momentum from simply playing piano for pure enjoyment during every piano practice session, practicing piano does not need to be unenjoyable.
I know from experience that practicing piano can actually be fun, flow smoothly, and feel immensely gratifying as you make incremental musical progress.
You do not have to feel like piano practice should be difficult for you to make progress!
It is much more reasonable to know that the way you spend your piano practice leads directly (or not) to an enjoyable and fruitful experience. How to practice piano effectively is one of the most misunderstood topics for piano learners. But knowing how to practice makes all the difference in your levels of enjoyment, satisfaction, and piano progress.
You achieve these positive experiences when you approach your piano practice with clear goals and make a focused mental effort toward those goals. Reaching each of your musical goals will become an enormous boost to your positive feeling, self-esteem, and love for music learning.
Of course, making concentrated effort itself can be a constant struggle to develop and maintain. But doing so directly impacts your progress in piano practice.
Keeping the fun in piano practice depends on the goals set by you and your piano teacher and how you challenge yourself to achieve them. The specific step-by-step routes to reach each goal are where the variety of piano practice comes into play (Hee! Catch my musical pun?). There are plenty of ways to create an attitude of fun toward each piano practice goal.
You may incorporate a friendly piano competition, aiming for setting a record, making up various games, using piano or music apps for supplemental aid, and piano duets, group or masterclasses, and public performance target dates.
If you’re a beginner piano player, your piano teacher should be able to break your goals down into manageable chunks for daily piano practice. As you learn to stay focused on this kind of goal-directed piano practice, you’ll eventually be able to determine your own piano practice goals.
Typically, goal-setting in piano practice hones straight in on whatever part or aspect of the music is unknown or problematic for the piano student. Troubleshooting is one of the most effective ways to attack piano progress. And, that’s where some may interpret the difficulty of effective practicing lies.
Concentrating on learning something new or challenging takes effort. But our attitude toward making that effort is where the power of fun versus drudgery makes all the difference.
If you only play music that is simple, easy, and fun for you, your piano progress will stagnate. But you don’t have to be a martyr, either! Choose your most challenging goals to face at the start of your piano practice session (or immediately after a short warm-up). Give it your all.
At the end of your practice session, reward yourself by playing all the music you enjoy because you’ve already mastered it. If you consistently challenge the musical goals that force you to concentrate, think, and repeatedly practice, you will be surprised by your progress. Your reward repertoire at the end of each piano practice session will quickly expand.
Being able to play through a variety of musical works successfully is itself an incredible joy and accomplishment. But, to keep progressing, you must balance the rewards of playing something easy for you with your effort to challenge the next musical goal. That discipline is something that you will forge naturally over time if you choose your goals for each piano practice session and learn how to practice them effectively.
How to practice piano effectively is the main topic of my upcoming ebook, My Best Tips On How To Practice Piano Effectively.
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by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
If you are interested in starting piano, check out my short video series for quick and easy, actionable piano tips--something you can use immediately to bring you closer to your goal of piano learning. Each video provides you with one nugget of valuable knowledge to apply toward a solid, productive musical learning experience.
My video tips summarize the useful and much more in-depth information from my new ebook,
"Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
My ebook has answers to every question you have about starting piano. But, my ebook is different from what you may typically find available online about learning piano.
I do not offer gimmicks or tricks to play the piano. I know from years of teaching and playing the piano that those don't work in the long run. Instead of false hopes, my ebook gives you practical, straight-forward advice on everything you need for a successful start at the piano.
If you're interested in learning piano, having a quality piano teacher helps you progress faster and further than you would with self-study. My new ebook goes into great detail to help you find a good piano teacher. It also provides you with many other supportive actions and information you'll need for successful piano-learning.
In my video above, What You Need To Know, Have & Do To Start Piano Right! Tip #2, I explain one important thing to look for in a piano teacher. This strategy offers a less intrusive, anonymous way for you to determine whether the prospective teacher is up to snuff. This actionable tip also helps you decide if the piano instructor will be a good match for your learning style and personality.
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.