Today we have a new question from a PianoBlog reader about beginner piano lessons: “What was your early piano experience like, and what are some common mistakes made students in beginning piano lessons?”
My early experience with beginning piano lessons was nothing too out of the ordinary. I had a neighborhood piano teacher (who was very sweet) but my training in quiet small town Delaware was anything but formal.
(I’m leaving out the story of my VERY first piano lesson here where I was so out-of-control my embarrassed mom had to remove me early!)
When you begin piano lessons without a formal training like I did, you have to figure out a lot of technique out on your own.
This was hard at the time, but it had a huge silver lining.
As a piano teacher, it gave me me a huge leg-up later in life when I would teach my own beginner piano lessons.
As for common mistakes, I really boil it down to one big one I’ve seen over and over – so you’ll want to make sure to watch the video below to find out what it is!
So what do you think? Comment below! If you’re just starting out, are there problems that you anticipate or have had in your first few piano lessons? Or, is there something that might be keeping you from getting started?
Or maybe you have your own story to share about starting piano lessons. Do you feel like you got a good start going down the right technical path or are you ready to get started that way?
Let me know in the comments below!