Most of us are impatient to one degree or another. Even if you are a naturally patient person here are some tips.
- Meet other adult learners and compare notes on your piano journey. Recitals are excellent opportunities for this. Summer music camps are another.
- Listen to piano podcasts detailing the experience of others. As a drum student myself, I've listened to over 400 podcasts from Drummers resource. I've learned from the stories of 400+ professional drummers. It's fun too.
- Study metacognition: how to learn. I found this really helpful. Books and YouTube videos abound. Video below.
- Read the Pianist magazine. Monthly inspiration in your mailbox.