The piano is one of the oldest and most often featured instruments in the classic history of music, so its not surprising its a number 1 choice of instrument for newcomers to music.
While you could have all of the reasons in the world to learn the piano, there are still some core questions you should ask before choosing to take it up.
Do You Have The Time?
This is something only you can answer and you have to be truthful. Look at your daily and weekly schedule. When you do, you will find that there are several things that take up time, you job, cooking, time with family and partners, not to mention your down time.
What you’ve got to remember when learning an instrument is that you ought to be practicing for a minimum of thirty minutes to an hour every day, this includes following a book or piano program.
Can you slot in practice (almost) every day? There’ll be some days where practice just will not fit, and thats ok, but you only benefit and improve from continued practice over a period of time.
For those who think you could cram 5 hours of practice in once a week, think again. You won’t benefit even half as much as continual practice over the week. Even someone who only practices 10 to 15 minutes a day will improve a lot faster than someone that tries to cram all their practice into one weekly session.
Have You Got The Cash?
Now’s the time to be honest, instruments are expensive. Pianos can cost a couple of hundred to tens of thousands of dollars for a top of the line piano.
If you are looking at purchasing, a cheap, 2nd hand piano can still set you back a couple of hundred dollars. If you’re looking brand new one, you’d be lucky to find one under one thousand dollars, and even then, I’d be suspicious.
The other option is getting a keyboard or digital piano, these are only a fraction of the cost of a wooden piano and can come with weighted keys to feel like a genuine piano. But a good one will still set you back about a few hundred dollars.
Think about your friends and family. Would they have a piano you can use? Even then, there will be a point where you will have to purchase your own one. So keep this under consideration.
In the following article, we will be having a look at the physical factors that could prevent or make it harder for you to learn the piano.
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