To The Beginner


If you’re a beginner and not sure if you want to embark on this piano playing journey because you’re afraid you are too old, lack talent, are not smart enough, are not committed enough, don’t have the money for lessons, don’t have the time, or have another issue blocking you from trying it, I would gently suggest that you just begin. Acknowledge those fears and misgivings, without believing them, then bid them on their way, and just begin. Start with 5-10 minutes of piano study at a time, approaching it with a sense of wonder, excitement, and openness.

If you have played in the past and have felt frustrated and discouraged, I would ask you too, to try again. If you are reading this, the piano is tugging on your heart-strings, and why not open to that longing? Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 

While learning to play the piano is challenging, it also provides a deep well for creativity, brain power, and relaxation. You have nothing to lose; light a candle and start with small steps, then keep moving forward. One day you will realize that you are playing the piano, and making beautiful music! I hope you enjoy learning to play the piano with my Upper Hands Piano books, and please share your experiences in the comments section of my blog posts. We all learn from your questions and challenges, and love reading about each other’s learning processes! Thanks so much , Gaili