I’ve touched on the process of learning a piano piece for the first time in the various tutorial videos on this website. In a typical tutorial, I’ll walk you through my process of approaching a piano piece for the first time, usually complete with a bit of history, listening, and analysis.
So a couple weeks ago I attended the local music festival, since many of my students were participating in it. There were highs and lows, and I was super nervous as I always am, but it was also very fun and I’ve got some advice to pass on to you today.
In today’s video, we’re going to discuss some common problems I see with adult beginners at the piano. Everyone is highly individual, and not all of these will apply to you if you’re an adult, but I’ve seen them occur again and again in the decade or so I’ve been teaching.