We’ve bought a piano…
I have wanted to learn to play the piano for years (as a child I played the recorder – who didn’t! – and the classical guitar to a fairly high level but gave this up as a teenager). The piano has been one of my ‘wants’ for many years.
We bought it from a small independent music shop recently and it was delivered the other night. I hasten to add that it is not just for me, Flo wants to learn too and we will probably start her with lessons in September, she can do these at school.
In the meantime we are starting off with the basics:
And just as the piano is not just for me, the book is not just for Flo. I am using it too. I figure the older you are the harder it is to learn a new skill so I should start with the simplest way forward! I am popping in to town shortly to pick up a manuscript pad as I think that writing out the notes will help me to learn them so that I can, in due course, sight-read the music as I learn to play.
I really think there is difference in how quickly you learn depending on age. I have plodded through learning the first couple of notes this book teaches you, Flo can already play Jingle Bells – oh for a sponge like 8 year old brain!