Can You Teach Yourself to Play the Piano

Playing PianoThe answer is yes, but……

Most of the time, piano students are children. Almost every piano teacher has their student’s parents purchase a piano lesson book or series of lesson books. Each week the student comes to the teacher’s home and the teacher walks the student through three or four pages of the book and then tells the student to practice those pages at home.

Let’s now assume that you’re an adult and are wanting to teach yourself to play the piano. OK, recreate for yourself a professional lesson except without the piano teacher. Purchase a lesson book, pick one day a week to step through the next three or four pages of the book and then, for the remainder of the week, practice those lessons diligently. Simple right? Not at all.
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