- Having a concise well thought-out goal before you begin lessons is critical. The goal need not be lofty. Just clear.
- There are no shortcuts. Some folks know this, others not so much. Those who methodically do the work over an extended period generally see the results they were seeking. They don't skip steps or areas of study.
- Some folks understand skill is earned not bought.
- Focused students outperform the scattered every time.
- It is easier for some.
- Practice works, I am living proof of that. I just regret it took to age 43 to learn how to practice.
- The 10,000-hour rule may be a myth. But it is a good place to start.
- We can be inspired and sustain our long-term efforts from drawing on noble and ignoble reasons. For example, love and revenge seem to be equally effective to get and keep us moving forward in life and piano.
- Learning is more fun on a great instrument.
- Taking piano exams is difficult, thrilling, infuriating, and stressful. Costs lots of money too. I am grateful to have had the privilege to do it in my 40s. It transformed my life.
If I can help you, let's chat.