Discover all the workshops and courses here: Workshop Courses Playing piano, guitar, or any other instrument is two fold, one is a technique issue (actually playing) and the other one of understanding music (the theory).
Most courses try to teach you to play, but you become frustrated because they take to long to teach you the principles. Most don’t even do a good job of teaching technique, and I have to tell you that having mentor for technique is highly recommended.
There are several good reasons why music students don’t succeed. You already know about practice and finding good teachers.
A third reason may be the final piece of the puzzle that makes the difference in your success. Let me explain..
When I first attempted to learn piano I was shown a few notes at a time and never given the big picture of music theory.
I remember so well going over to Ms. Windburn’s house and learning some notes. Then trying to play a super simple song and then one by one discovering something new like a F sharp (F#) showing up and not having any clue what it was, how it related to any thing, or why we… Read more…