Many of us have childhood memories of being bored out of our minds as we were forced to start our piano lessons for beginners. We would practice all week, just to go back to our piano teacher and show how little we really had improved. Well at least that is the way I remember it. Hopefully you were a bit more disciplined than I was! I just remember thinking of my lessons as a chore and not something I really enjoyed doing. My oh my, how times have changed.
Today there is a new way to learn to play the piano and many other instruments. The online instruction business has exploded and many people are finding that learning through the use of an online course works for them. The online world offers many ways to learn and they range from books, software, audio recordings and even even video instruction.
People love the idea that they can learn and practice in their own homes, on their own time schedule. There are no commitments to weekly appointments with a music teacher. Another benefit is that one can learn as fast or slow as they wish. In other words, you work at your own pace. As a former music teacher I have been particularly interested in the online courses in particular. I honestly feel like these courses have opened the world of music up to anyone with access to a computer.
Beginning piano lessons are being taken by young and old alike. You are almost never to young or old to start learning how to play! The piano is a very stimulating instrument and the amount of enrichment into your life from playing one is staggering. Add the modern day keyboards into the mix and you have a virtual orchestra at your fingertips. The electronic keyboards often incorporate "instruction modes" into their programming. That's right, the keyboard itself can actually teach you how to play itself. Now that is exciting!
Once you decide you want to learn to play the piano, you will need to decide how you are going to receive your instruction. This is probably the most difficult step in the process. As I stated, many courses are available and it can be tough to figure out which course best fits your individual needs. I have personally investigated many of these courses and I write more about them on my piano student blog.
I encourage you to pursue your dreams of playing the piano. It is easier than ever before to learn, and you will not need to spend a fortune on private lessons to do it. Imagine the joy you will experience when you sit down at the keyboard during your next family get together, your family gathered around the piano as you lead them all in you're your favorite songs. Now those are lifetime memories.