To begin learning piano, you first need a piano and then you need lessons. But how do you choose those? I have posted detailed ARTICLES to help you choose, but here are six basic things to keep in mind.
- An acoustic piano is the heavy-weight, wood piano that does not plug into the wall. Is that want you’re looking for?
2. A digital piano has the feel and sound of a piano, but it does plug into the wall and it is easily movable by 1-2 people.
3. An electronic keyboard is also light-weight, needs electricity to run but it has a very different feel to the fingers. No matter how hard you press, the same sound comes out.
Please contact me for more information as to the pros and cons of each those.
Now on to lessons.
4. After 40 years of teaching, I’ve decided to only use the kinds of lessons that bring the best results. Suzuki Method lessons for children and families produce great pianists but also add those endearing “together times” for parents with their children. I’m happy to describe to you how that works with the busy schedules families have these days.
5. For adults, the method is called Recreational Piano. We’re not aiming to turn you into a professional pianist. Instead, we aim for relaxing enjoyment, a way to unwind and let your spirit soar. With the tools and techniques I use, it does not take long. Plus I make it fun and easy.
6. If you are a performer (or aspiring performer), however, you may be looking for ways to loosen up and let your own style emerge. I use emotional relief techniques that get rid of those nagging critical voices in your head Then your music can shine. The shakes, the sweat, the knotted stomach can all be things of the past while you pour the gift of your music into the world’s waiting cup.
I’m always happy to explain these ideas. Contact me and ask any questions you want. After all, I want you to enjoy playing piano.