In my studio, there is a cute little trinket that says, “In the future, you’ll wish you had started today.” I bought it because I believe it’s a sentiment many folks have about hobbies and skills, in hindsight. It’s in the perfect place in my studio, because piano practice is one of those tasks that improves your playing by leaps and bounds even when done in tiny increments each day. If you had started piano last November 27, 2020, what kind of student do you think you’d be today?
Let’s say you signed up for piano lessons last year and you practiced about 10 minutes each day for the entire year up to this point. You’d be playing Christmas tunes on the piano by now! Your home would be filled with music because all the basic skills would be under your belt. You’d be the one asked to play “Happy Birthday” at that party with your neighbors. And you’d be the one asked to play for the children’s Christmas play.
If playing for others isn’t your jam, you’d still be enjoying working through some popular music in your home; music you heard on the radio, perhaps. Books on Amazon for beginners might be too easy for you, and you could read from lead sheets. Chords would be no problem by now, and your understanding of hymns and choral music will have improved.
As an example, I have one adult student whose husband gifted her piano lessons last year. She has worked diligently this year, and has grown into such a tremendous player. This could be you!
Giftcards are available this Christmas for piano lessons at Pfafftown Piano. Think about where you’d be next year if you start today!