Adult Piano Lessons – no matter where you live –
Montgomery Alabama or Seattle Washington – taking piano lessons as an adult can be incredibly rewarding. There are many reasons people choose to take lessons as an adult – perhaps learning to play piano has been a lifelong wish or maybe it’s because you’d really like to play a special song for a special someone. (Learning to play “that one special song” is actually a reason someone decided to start taking piano lessons at Beverly Shaffer’s Piano Studio!)
Maybe you’ve played piano all your life and are wanting to continue to grow as a pianist? If that’s true – taking more piano lessons as an adult just makes sense.
Finding a local place to learn (rather than online) gives you a place to go where playing piano is always the focus.
Adult Piano Lessons – whatever you reason is –
There are many positive side effects that come from learning piano as an adult.
NEED RELIEF FROM STRESS? – Play the piano
- You know how listening to music can be a stress reliever? Playing it can have that same effect. You know how it can be wonderful to have something to focus on? Learning to play the piano can be that way – like a meditation. As you practice the piano your focus on the music gets sharper and the concerns of the day fade.
TIRED OF THE GYM BUT WANT TO STAY HEALTHY? – Play the piano.
- Stay healthier by being an adult who takes piano lessons. Studies have found that learning something new – such as playing an instrument – can help keep our minds flexible and alert – which is a wonderful additional outcome to something that is already pretty wonderful.
WANT TO KEEP GROWING YOUR PIANO SKILLS? – Come take adult piano lessons with Beverly Shaffer!
- You may already know how to play the piano and what you want to do is expand your outlet for self-expression and grow your ability at the piano with personalized local piano lessons.
Worried that it may be impossible at your age – as an adult – to learn to play piano?
Have no worries. Just keep a few things in mind as you choose a piano teacher and plan to start.
- Have an idea of why you’d like to play the piano.
That always helps piano teachers like Beverly Shaffer have a place to start. It also helps a good teacher (again like Beverly) set up goals for you – so that you can see how you are improving. Goals will also let you know you are really moving forward as you learn to play the piano.
- Find a piano teacher that you like and are comfortable with.
Choosing to take piano or keyboarding lessons with a teacher that you are comfortable with is a big step in making your time at your lessons enjoyable. Find a teacher that feels definitely interested in your skills. Resist the urge to choose someplace like a glitzy new chain because you’re wowed by their marketing. Instead focus on what the experience will be like – how invested in you is your piano teacher. (Sometimes piano studios may seem to want you to invest more in them than they are willing to “invest” in you.)
- Find a piano studio that is accustomed to working with adults.
Sometimes there is more to finding a “local’ piano studio than just that it is near you physically. You need to make sure where you take adult piano lessons is accustomed to teaching students “near” you age as well.
You’ll want to increase your comfort level and attention by making sure you are working in a learning environment that can accommodate your needs as an adult. If the walls – are decorated with teenagers in mind or the room is full of prompts to get children interested in playing piano – you may not get the feeling that your efforts are being treated with the dignity they deserve. Chances are that you won’t be able to truly relax and get the most out of a piano studio that you feel like an “outsider” in. Feel welcome when you walk in and not out of place because you are older than 18.
If the walls – are decorated with teenagers in mind or the room is full of prompts to get children interested in playing piano – you may not get the feeling that your efforts are being treated with the dignity they deserve. Chances are you won’t be able to truly relax and get the most out of a piano studio where you feel like an “outsider.”
You should feel welcome when you walk in and not out of place because you are older than 18.