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10 Ways to Become a Confident Pianist

Becoming a confident pianist can be tough. However, there are many ways to achieve this goal. Here are 10 of them that you can try out:

1) Learn about the piano and how it works: You need to understand the instrument before you can play it.

2) Practice every day for at least 20 minutes.

3) Learn about the history of piano and the composers who wrote for it. Become familiar with their music, and different styles such as baroque, classical and jazz.

4) Watch videos of performances and concerts online, and study some of the great pianists.

5) Play with other pianists as often as possible, even if they're not very good or experienced yet.

6) Read books on the subject of music theory, such as Music Theory For Dummies by Deborah Raffin or Basic Music Theory by Richard Geoghegan.

7) Spend time listening to different types of music that inspire you.

8) Find a teacher: No one knows more about playing than a professional teacher who has been teaching for years! Why not consider online piano lessons? I am a qualified and experienced piano teacher based in Aberdare, and I offer piano lessons over Zoom and FaceTime for children and adults. Get in touch with Piano With Jayne today for more information!

9) Find songs that are in your range and have some challenge to them: You want to make sure that the songs you pick out aren't too easy or too hard so that they challenge your skills just enough without being frustrating or discouraging.

10) Number 10 is the same as number 2, but it's the most important way in which you can become a confident pianist: Practice, practice, practice! The more you practice, the better you will be at playing the piano.

Overcoming Shyness When Playing the Piano

One of the most common reasons that people give up on the idea of playing piano, is shyness. This can be caused by a lack of confidence when it comes to playing in front of others. For example, they may be hesitant to play in front of their friends and family because they don't want them to hear how bad they are at playing the piano.

Playing the piano can be an intimidating instrument to learn and can make any potential pianist shy. But as with anything else, the more you do it, the better you will get. Playing the piano is not about being perfect, but about having fun and being creative. Play around with different sounds until something clicks for you. Once it does, then push yourself to try more advanced pieces that are within your capabilities!

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