Learning the Piano – Where to Start
When you think about learning the piano, it is hard to know where to begin. This is especially the case if you don’t have any friends who play! Luckily, we have put together the first simple steps to help you on your way to learning the piano. It really is as easy as Do Re Mi!
The first steps to learning the piano
The two most important things you need when about to learn the piano are a piano (or digital piano) and a piano teacher. This might sound both time and money consuming, but if you know where to start it’s neither. Which order you decide to find these two things in is entirely up to you. Some people prefer to have a taster lesson with a piano teacher before investing in a piano while others have the piano or digital piano before the teacher!
Finding a Piano
In the old days, finding a piano could be a hard process – especially if you didn’t want to fork out a lot of cash. Today, things have come a long way. Chase Direct pianos are available for absolute bargain prices while still producing a wonderful sound and being fully suitable for learning on.
Chase Direct actually offer a range of electric pianos and digital piano packages for under £500. When it comes to what kind of electric piano you actually need, it is not as complicated as it might first seem. As long as your piano has 88 notes and at least one pedal, it won’t matter if it is electric or acoustic. Lots of people today opt for the digital option as electric pianos are very portable and come with great features built in.
Finding a Piano Teacher
Your first port of call for finding a piano teacher should be either schools, music colleges, or music shops. If you ring any of these places and ask if they have any contacts for local piano teachers, you will find answers.
Teachers always charge differently – a good piano teacher is likely to charge no less than about £35. However, there are some teachers who are willing to teach a few children at once in sibling lessons or similar. This usually works out as a cheaper way of doing things and is a fun way of getting children started on the piano.