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!
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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.