Get The Most From Your Piano Practice
How long does it take to learn to play the piano?
The answer may surprise you. It can take hours, days, weeks, or months. It all depends on you, the kind of teacher you have, and the amount of time you can devote to practicing.
Piano Practice Tips For You
1. Practice because you want to, not because you feel you have to. If you approach your practice sessions with the right attitude you’ll get a lot more done — and feel better about it.
2. Make a Plan: When you sit down to practice, have a plan in mind. You might want to practice a scale, part of a new piece, some chord patterns, or whatever. Focus on improving one thing at a time and you’ll make progress a lot faster.
3. Practice Chords and Scales: Most of the music you play contains chords and scales. To make sure you feel comfortable with them, practice chords and scales separately.
Set aside a few minutes a day, or use a couple of scales as a warm-up to your session. Pick a different scale or chord every day for variety and to make sure you play them all.
4. Play With Others: You don’t always have to practice alone. You could learn a duet with another student, accompany a singer or other soloist, play in a band, or join a local orchestra or music group.
At the end of a practice session, treat yourself by playing a favorite piece. Or making up your own music. You’ve worked hard and you deserve it.
You should be having fun and feeling good about your accomplishments. So give yourself a reward in recognition of your efforts.