An honest question if a tiny bit naïve.
If you are in a great hurry, it is going to be difficult. If you are looking for a “hack” or some shortcut, I don’t know any.
But musicians for centuries have followed a pretty standard set of practices on the road to proficiency.
- Humility is good. Trying to reinvent the wheel on your own might make you an artist in the end, but it won’t make you a pianist.
- Patience is required. Learning to play the piano is a physical skill. It takes time. Though the ten-thousand-hour rule has been debunked, it is a good metaphor.
- Listen to piano music. Through listening, study, and reflection we raise our level of sophistication which is needed to play well. Student's listening experience is often as a music fan, not as a musician. We musicians listen with intent. Starting with the question, “what is going on here?”
- Find a teacher who has travelled the road you aspire to experience.
- Learn to practice. Become a student of practice. Read books, watch videos, read blogs, take courses on how to practice.
I'm available to help and encourage you on your journey. Just call me.