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The Keys to Success: How to Find a Great Piano Teacher

February 22, 2023

The Keys to Success: How to Find a Great Piano Teacher

Learning to play piano can provide you or your children with a lifetime of enjoyment, challenges, and rich rewards. And often the key to success is finding a good teacher to lead and inspire you on your journey, especially when you’re first starting out. A good piano teacher can help you to learn proper technique, keep you motivated, and inspire you to venture outside of your comfort zone and develop as a player.

How do you go about finding a qualified teacher? What qualities should you look for in a piano teacher? Are these qualities different for an adult student than for a child?  Music lessons are a very personal experience. Finding the best teacher for you is a major step. Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect piano teacher for yourself, or your child.

Is a Piano Teacher Worth It?

Many people dream of playing the piano, but don’t know where to start. A good piano teacher can

  • teach you the basics
  • help you develop your skills
  • give you the confidence you need to perform
  • provide feedback on your playing 
  • help you select repertoire that is suited to your level. 

If you are serious about learning to play the piano, a piano teacher is definitely worth it. With their help, you’ll be making beautiful music in no time. 

Just check out the video below if you need even more reasons to consider learning how to play the piano! 

Examine Your Motivation

First, you need to determine your motivation. Take some time and think about why you want to play the piano, and what you’d like to be able to accomplish. Is there a song or style of music that you’d love to be able to play? Write down at least one goal, no matter how far-fetched. Just writing it down brings it to life and makes it more real and attainable. Keep your written goals where you practice and refer to them often for inspiration!

What Qualities Should You Look For When Selecting a Teacher?

After you’ve determined your goals, it’s time to begin your search. Most qualified teachers have worked with beginning students and are well-ve