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March 20, 2011


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Learning to play the piano is more of a hobby. However, the better you get the more you may want to play the piano in front of more and more people.


Encouragement plays an important role. Of course, you also have to make sure that you do not overlook any mistakes that your child does while playing the piano. Bad habits are hard to break. So better start them early with the correct hand positions, posture, etc. But make sure that the way you discipline them won't scare the children away. Otherwise, they might be too scared to play the piano again.

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Bill Romer

Not to argue with the 30-minutes of practice time - just to add some insight... I've found for myself that even 5 minutes spent on a specific exercise, song, or concept over several days' time works like a miracle. The nice thing about learning as an adult is that you can really appreciate the effects of practice.

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Mike Briar

I've always found it difficult to force myself to dedicate time each day to practice, but I agree it's the key to getting better. Thanks for the tips!


Find yourself regular hours to practice the piano and get into a routine. If you will not be committed to practice schedule you might be challenged by distracting events. Your practice time should be when you are most relaxed and energetic. While practicing, try to put aside the bothering thoughts, they will just distract you from practicing properly.

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I would add that it is very important, at least for me, to visualise where all this practice will ultimately take me. In other words, I keep my goal of being a performer always in mind. But a very good article nonetheless.
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It's a lot to do with practice, practice, practice. It really never fails - unless you're practicing the wrong things :)
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James Harding

I also believe that a good practice instrument is crucial to a student's success. Teachers often forget to mention this... but how is your student going to learn to be expressive when his piano is barely capable of one dynamic? I'm always stunned to see what kids are trying to learn on... portable keyboards, spinet pianos, old clunkers from the internet.

I think it's critical that we direct students to good instruments, promote a healthy practice schedule and work with their parents to motivate and inspire them to succeed.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Declan Cosgrove

I agree that regular practice at a set time each day helps to get into a routine. Forming 'habits' is the easiest way to get things done as pretty soon - it becomes automatic any doesn't seem like an effort. If you can also make it fun and have a goal eg to play a piano piece to family and friends etc... in 4 weeks time
- this can help focus the mind, put an urgency on practice and also get a sense of achievement.


What about having fun with the piano? I remember when I was a kid I was told I had to practice scales and songs that I didn't like. When I was able to find songs that I liked and learn them it was much more fun and I wanted to play more.

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