Learn to play piano at any age

The most important factor we think is that it is such a fabulous way to relax and enjoy making music. Learning the piano is an excellent exercise for almost all aspects of the mind and body. In
addition essentially you are learning a new skill set. It is excellent for coordination skills, between the hands, the feet, the eyes, and the ears; – when we practise, we listen, hear/feel differences,
and then we consider how we can improve.

It doesn’t matter if you choose to learn the classics or tunes that you simply enjoy, it is an opportunity to learn emotional sensitivity, by sympathising with the music we play – learning to play the piano is also a communicative art form – it is something we can share with other people, we can inspire and move people through the music we play. Even as a beginner it is a chance to share your new hobby with friends, sometimes by playing for them what you have just learnt or play with them by playing duets.

How do you begin?

Ideally, you will need a good piano and a teacher to get you started as it will give you the best opportunity to learn. It doesn’t have to be a brand new piano, a well maintained good second hand piano can be an excellent choice, and here in our piano shop we always have a great choice of pre owned pianos, which have been fully serviced, tuned and come with a full warranty for extra peace of mind. We can even offer a part exchange when you are ready to take the next step to a new instrument.

If are considering a new piano it is definitely worth choosing a well known piano make, such as Kawai pianos for example, as you can rely on a reputation of a highly trusted and respected brand, backed with a Ten Year warranty too.

A good piano teacher is a really important factor and is often the difference between a beginner giving up and those that continue a lifetime love of piano playing. Of course there are self help videos and teach yourself books but in our opinion, on their own, they are never a good enough substitute for a good teacher. Your piano teacher will help prevent bad habits which can be harder to undo later on and will be someone who will encourage and support you along the way. Here in at Countrywide Pianos, we have come to know many local piano teachers and can confidently give a personal recommendation.

Whatever your age, it really is never too late to learn.