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.
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