A Hobby for Autumn…

It happens every year, we can’t escape it…dark nights!  Total darkness by 4.30pm?!  It’s just not on! What are we supposed to do with our lives past this time?  Well, instead of thinking of this as a bad thing, take the opportunity of being stuck in doors to begin a hobby.  A hobby doesn’t necessarily have to involve trudging out into the cold dark night!  There’s something wonderful about being all cosy and warm inside, slippers on, cup of tea in hand when the weather is just awful outside.  Deciding on a hobby that can be done from the comfort of your own home is extremely satisfying!

Taking up the piano is one of those hobbies that can be done at home.  It is a scary prospect as you automatically think…cost!  It doesn’t have to end up breaking the bank.  There are lots of second-hand piano options that would be great for anyone starting out.  Perhaps going down the route of a second-hand piano to begin with, will give you an idea of how you feel about learning the piano.  If you really enjoy it and if it really becomes your thing, you can at that point move on to the next level.

Again, when you think learning an instrument, you think…lessons!  Not necessarily to start with.  There are some great YouTube videos for beginners to get you started.  It also gives you an idea of how you feel about the piano and whether or not its for you.  Ok, so you have the second-hand piano sorted, you’ve done a few weeks of YouTube videos to get you going.  The next logical step would be a more formal learning structure.  Why not have a piano teacher come to your home?  The convenience of having someone else travel to you on those cold dark nights it most appealing!

If, however you like the idea of getting out of the house now the nights are drawing in.  You could take lessons in someone’s else’s warm and cosy home! Lots of piano teachers open their homes up to students, you have the advantage of learning the piano and getting out and about!  There is another option of a rehearsal or practise space.  It gives you the freedom to come and go as you please, as much or as little as you want.  You have access to a piano and there is always a cup of tea ready and waiting to warm you up!  If you are just starting out, there are some great tutor books available for you to take advantage of.  Plus, if you haven’t found a piano teacher yet, there is a list of local qualified and highly recommend piano teachers available from the showroom too!

Learning to play the piano is a very rewarding skill to have.  In the winter, when we seem to have more time on our hands it would be the perfect time to start!  If you are interested in learning more about a second-hand piano, you will find a very helpful link below.  There are many options available and we are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.  There is also a link to our practise/rehearsal space if you did want to get out now the nights are drawing in.  Easy access, parking available and you really can use it as much or as little as you’d like.  Most piano teachers will tell you, however 20 or 30 minutes every day is recommended. We have many students and professionals that use the space and if you didn’t want to head out to a piano teacher, it would be the perfect place to meet!  Make the most of the dark nights, after all, knowing the English winters like we do, they’ll probably be here for a while!  You’ll be Mozart by the time summer comes!

Follow this link for some great options for second-hand pianos, our stock is constantly being updated so always worth keeping your eye out:  https://countrywidepianos.co.uk/our-pianos/acoustic-pianos/second-hand-upright-pianos/


Follow this link for more info on our practise/rehearsal space:  https://countrywidepianos.co.uk/rehearsal-practice-room/