Best online Piano lessons for Adults
As children, piano lessons were not necessarily a coveted activity. How many times did you beg to quit? Like many, you probably offered up amazing bargains to your parents if they’d just put you out of your misery. Maybe you offered to eat spinach once a week for a year, make your bed on weekends too, or to quit trying to sell your little brother to wandering gypsies.
Whatever deal you struck, as an adult you probably wish you could take it all back, especially the tears, jumping up and down screaming at the top of your lungs, and pleading in that baby voice. But before you try blaming your parents for that missed opportunity to be the next Van Cliburn or Billy Joel, try the new options that the computer age has brought you to finally learn the piano.
As adults, one of our biggest setbacks to starting piano lessons up again is scheduling. Between careers and families, we simply don’t seem to find much time for ourselves. Once we finally commit to an old hobby or skill renewal, it is very easy to let it go once more pressing demands need to come first. The first step is truly deciding that this is important to you and making time for it to happen. Once this major hurdle is passed, you have many options to make the process more simple then you remember and on your own time frame, too.
We review many piano products in both our Learn Piano Online and Piano Lesson Software Reviews that will help adults ease back into piano lessons on their schedules. If affording a piano is an obstacle (and good ones start in the several thousand dollars range), try a MIDI keyboard for around $100 to get you going. The advantage to this option is not only the cost but many of the better digital or software products reviewed use MIDI keyboards hooked up to a computer as an integral part of their programs.
Once you have a keyboard you only have to decide if you prefer a software program or one of the many online programs now marketed on the internet. For personal, superior instruction it is hard to beat the experience of a ‘live’ teacher, but then you are back to the problem of scheduling the time. This is where computer products come in and one in particular, Peery Piano, offers a personal teacher via ‘video exchange lessons’. There are also many other excellent products in our reviews that use video or audio lessons to instruct while following onscreen lessons or books provided with their programs. One in particular, Piano Wizard, includes a keyboard with the program which takes the guess work out of purchasing for novices. Whichever option you decide upon, you’ll find many excellent products ready to help you meet your goal of finally learning to play the piano.
For additional insight on the differences in learning skills that adults experience versus children, refer to another article in our learning center, The Truth about Adult Music Training.