Whether you want a new hobby, whether you want to relax after a tense day of work, or you want to impress someone by playing “Adeline Ballads” or “Fur Elise”; Well, there are plenty of reasons to learn to play the piano.
You can start by taking from the internet tutorials (http://www.youtube.com/youcanplayit) and buying an electronic piano that does not cost … more than an i-phone 5 :). Let’s not forget of course the rather varied piano methods that can help you a lot with the first steps. At the end of the article I listed some piano methods for beginners, which will help you (you can buy on the net) or if you are lucky from the bookstores.
Why is the piano so sought after and loved?
Probably because of its versatility and all the benefits it brings to those who practice it: a high level of discipline, emphasis on coordination and dexterity, beautiful posture of the body, etc. .
But what do we need to know and do before we enroll our children in piano lessons? Here are some questions and answers, as well as recommendations to consider.
At what age is it recommended to follow piano lessons?
The best time to start piano lessons differs from child to child and adult to adult (taking into account personality, individuality, development, etc.), but most can be prepared to take piano4all classes with this review, between 5 and a half and 8 years, then the children have reached a physical development (the size of the gloves, coordination, ease of coordination but also the flexibility of the fingers, etc.), as well as the psychic (the possibility to read, the opening to music, etc.), which allow them a greater assimilation and pleasure in learning to play the instrument.
Is it ever too late to take piano lessons?
No, it’s never too late to start piano lessons, but of course, there are several advantages on the side of those who start playing as children – they have leaner gloves, a greater intellectual ability to learn and assimilate new information, but also more free time to practice. Adults usually have a busier schedule and can’t devote too much time to piano study, which is why progress is more difficult but not impossible.
Is the piano indicated as an instrument for the initiation of children’s music?
Yes, the piano is perhaps the most appropriate instrument with which the little ones begin their foray into the fantastic world of music. In the case of the piano (unlike other instruments, such as the violin, for example) children notice that the sound is obtained quickly and easily, only by pressing a key, and can easily detect the differences between the notes (the differences between the white and black keys and between the keys on the left going to the right ones).
Where can I take piano lessons?
First of all, we need to know that there is the possibility to study piano both at home and in music schools (public or private). If you are not sure that you have music skills, you can do a musical hearing test (in Cluj on str. Motilor No 103) or read . If you opt for the option of studying at home, the most important aspect would be that related to the piano itself – this being a rather expensive and voluminous instrument, it would be more recommended that to start lessons in a music school or you can buy the less bulky version, i.e. the piano.
How soon will progress be seen?
As in any discipline and activity “repetition is the mother of learning”. You can’t give an exact time to see a drastic change. As I said above, each child is different, so progress will differ from one to another, these being influenced by several factors such as: the frequency of piano lessons, the number of hours of practice (outside classes), the musical ear, the passion and dedication and so on.
What piano methods exist for beginners?
There are many methods for children and for beginner adults, but they can be grout if you do not have a guide, at least for a while. A multitude of tutorials can be used from the internet.
English and international piano methods:
- 1.Alfred’s Edition – methods that address several levels of learning.
- 2.The European Piano Method by Fritz Emonts
- 3.Maria Cernovodeanu – Small piano method
- 4.Maria Jidav – ABC for Piano
- 5.DOREMIdar by Cristina Munteanu
- Among the new piano methods published in 2015, author Cristina Munteanu, piano teacher at the College of Music in Cluj-Napoca
- 6.The Piano Method Tales of a Musical Journey by Irina Gorin