You want to find easy piano lessons?. Whatever are you thinking of? Are you expecting to buy some sort of piano tuition product and go from a standing start, i.e a complete beginner to becoming an accomplished and relaxed player without putting in any effort? When you were at school or university did you ever buy a book, or get one out of the library, but never read it, hoping that, perhaps through some sort of ethereal knowledge transfer process, all the wisdom it contained would somehow transfer to your brain. Did it work? Of course it didn’t.
Firstly, it’s important to remember the universal truth “You only get out (of whatever it is..) what you put in”. In the context of learning the piano this means that the more effort you put into the processes of learning and practice, the better player you will become. Unless you are especially gifted, you are going to have to do a lot of work. Look at concert pianists. They are already more accomplished than you or I are ever likely to be, yet they still need to practise for four to eight hours a day. Now, I love the piano, but there is no way that I could sit at a keyboard for that length of time, even for one day, let alone every day. But these guys need to put in that amount of effort in order to achieve the standard to which they aspire.
So what’s the bottom line here? Well, if you want to learn the piano forget about easy piano lessons, you’re going to have to do some (a lot of) work. But the best way to make work easy is to make it enjoyable. If an activity is enjoyable then we want to do it and it doesn’t seem like a chore. This relationship is hard-wired into our brains – sex is an obvious example.
Things are also enjoyable if they seem to be producing results. Because the new piano tuition products contain audible music clips that you can listen to and emulate. This makes learning so much easier and more effective at getting you started.
In a nutshell then, there is no ‘easy’ way to learn the piano, or anything else that is worth doing for that matter, but there are lots of ways to make it enjoyable and interesting. The packages we feature at Piano Detective, although they all approach piano teaching in different ways, make the enjoyment issue a central plank of their methods. Enjoyment is the key to success in piano playing..
So, forget about easy ways to learn the piano. It’s never going to be easy, but we can promise you that if you approach it in the right frame of mind, that it’s going to be a lot of fun. The sense of achievement you’ll get when you confront the overcome all the hurdles that you’ll encounter on your journey will give you, to paraphrase Woody Allen, ‘the most fun you can have with your clothes on’.
Let us assure you, despite what you might think now, before starting – you don’t want it easy. EASY equals BORING. Learning the piano is fun because it’s difficult and because there is always a higher level to which to aspire. It’s a long journey but it’s an enjoyable one and you’ll find that it’s more fun to travel than to arrive.