As an adult, you think of different difficulties you may experience on the piano.
But what do you think will be one of the main difficulties for you?
Let’s figure it out.
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What’s your problem as an adult learning the piano?
Is it that you will be slower to learn compared to younger piano beginners?
One of the main problem for you is…
To be patient!
As adults, we tend to want things to be already done yesterday.
Of course, this is not gonna happen. Learning a new skill or improving it takes time.
I am guilty of being impatient from times to times.
In fact, we need to remember that learning an instrument is a lifetime work.
You can always improve, always get better, even slightly.
If you are impatient, you will lose focus on what you should be working on right now.
I already given the following advice: forget your goals.
The problem is that we tend to set big goals.
Nothing wrong with that, on contrary. But then, we have to forget about the end-point and focus on each step we can make.
Imagine how much progress you will make if you work on a song for 3 months every day. 90 days of practice. You will become much better. And 3 months is not a long time.
As adults, we tend to forget that we have time. We can make time friend, not an enemy.
I think that it is the main difference with children.
They don’t think so much about some big goals, and they enjoy learning something new. Even a tiny little thing.
Try to remember this simple joy.
Happiness is in the journey, not the destination.
Read and take the time to think about this:
A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.Miyamoto Musashi
Be patient and enjoy the journey.
Be happy of the little victories, the small steps you made today.
In the end, that’s all what matters: being a bit better than yesterday.
You will reach your goal, no doubt about that.
Just take it one note at a time.