It might sound counter-intuitive, but you don’t want to learn the piano, you want to feel the joy of playing beautiful songs, to delight and impress your family and friends (or any audience), to express your emotions through music.
You want to be able to sit at any piano or keyboard with confidence and play right away something that will amaze your listeners.
You want to feel and be seen as a real musician, not a mere hobbyist.
Am I right?
The problem is that, right now, you are not able to do that.
Maybe you already tried without success.
Or you want to get started but you don’t know where to start and you are overwhelmed by all the information around you.
That’s very frustrating.
You can even feel desperate at times. In particular when you already tried and it didn’t work. Like these lessons with a private teacher who didn’t seem to understand what you wanted. Or this book that left you perplexed.
You feel like you are in a thick cloud and no wind is coming to lift it and bring you some sunlight.
It is not your fault.
I have been there.
I took private piano lessons for several years. I spent at least half of the lessons doing exercises to read music sheets or doing exercises that were not musical at all.
I learned a few pieces, but not always the ones I liked.
And after all this time (and money! We’ll talk about that later), I could only play so few pieces, only classical piano. I loved and still love classical piano. But I felt I could have learned much more, and faster.
I was still a kid at that time but I already understood something was wrong.
I didn’t completely give up, but I have been playing occasionally over the past years, without improvements. Without reaching the stage where I could feel free to play the music I love.
In the meantime, I started to learn how to play the guitar, by myself.
And then I was only playing what I loved. Not really following any method, thus it took a lot of time to get where I am now on this instrument.
But what’s that have to do with the piano?
Let me tell you now.
Rather recently, I decided to come back to the piano. Starting on a fresh perspective after years without playing.
With my background as a self-taught guitar player, I started to realize that there might be another way to learn the piano as well.
But for that, I had to fight against my musical education to see something else.
And indeed, I discovered that there was another way, much faster and much more enjoyable!
That’s what I propose you discover with me.