I’m Jon I am 32 years old and I’ve been learning piano for a few years now. I have tried my hand at many instruments but always fancied learning the piano, so I made it my “learn something new” as part of a new year resolution (one that I haven’t broken!).
I’ve always liked how versatile and whole the piano sounds, recreating themes and emotions of music. It’s an instrument that often entertains and captivates audiences without the need for singing. When choosing to play piano I wanted to learn modern songs, music that can entertain family and friends and a favourite of mine.. Epic movie themes!
Get used to it first…. don’t lose heart!
A lot of emphasis is placed on students to learn classical piano and correct ethics when starting their journey. This is really important as it builds a good base for your learning and develops best technique, especially if you decide to grade.
However, not everyone wishes to grade or finds classical piano less engaging. This might be something that they decide to do later down the line after deciding the piano is for them. This is the part that can make or break you, finding out if the piano is for you.
I feel it’s really important to enjoy the pIano and get a feel for what you can achieve sooner, otherwise you can quickly lose heart and start to get bored easily which in turn will impact on your determination to learn.
Realise your potential…
There are tons of ways to learn how to play the piano and I found myself spoilt for choice. I’m guilty of changing from one thing to another and never being satisfied, or getting bored and frustrated easily if something’s too hard.
I won’t be teaching you how to play the piano… I’ve developed this website not as an alternative to learning ‘from the ground up’, but to give students different ways of reaching their goals and realising their potential by playing what they want to play so they can connect with piano in a way that interests them. Building on their determination to want to learn more.
Learn by playing!
I found I was quickly learning to play songs I didn’t think I’d be able to play by watching tutorial videos and trying muscle memory techniques. I got hooked and found myself being interested in learning more about the piano so I could play harder songs or even move to classical so I could grade! All this because I developed an ‘interest’ in learning and enjoyed what I was achieving. Learning by playing songs i like.
This is what I want to share in my website. I want to show you different ways of learning the piano to engage your interest and give you the determination to carry on learning and not give up!
Learning piano online has massive benefits, the biggest being the flexibility of learning at your own pace and at a time that suits you. It is also a lot more cost effective than private tuition, although this shouldn’t take away the fact that learning from a real tutor will always be of great value. There are some of the best piano teachers all waiting for you online in the programs i have on offer here at waystolearnpiano.com.
I hope my site helps and you enjoy where it takes you… please feel free to contact me if you wish to comment on any of the content ive created or share your experiences. I’ll always be happy to talk or receive feedback.
Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to visit. I wish you all the best with your journey to becoming the next modern Mozart or Elton John! 🙂
Founder of Learn Piano