Excellent! Let's get started.
The first step in learning the piano is to strip away all the bullsh*t so that you can focus on learning quickly and properly.
It's no good to learn fast if the person teaching you doesn't know their a** from their elbow.
I've been doing this for over 30 years. I've recorded, written dozens of books, toured and performed with some 'heavy hitters' and have taught thousands of students.
I know what I'm talking about, and I know how to teach.
So what is some of the bullsh*t we need to strip away?
Do you hear voices? I know I do.
You know the voices I'm talking about. The negative voice, the critical voice, the judgemental voice, and many others. You, me and every other person on this planet has those critical voices pounding away at their confidence, drive and self-esteem.
You have to get rid of those negative voices in your head that are telling you that you're too old, too late or don't have enough time to be able to play the piano.
It's bullsh*t plain and simple. If you listen to those voices you're doomed.
You're not too old, you're not too late and everybody has talent within that is just waiting to come out.
Forget the voices, focus on a clear step-by-step path and be patient because this takes time.
How about this nasty 8-letter word: Practice.
The #1 reason students give me for not practicing is that they "don't have the time."
Let me counter with a different 8-letter word: BULLSH*T.
There's time, but their motivation is off or they are not practicing the right stuff.
Look, you can make headway at the piano with even 5-minutes of practice per day. Do you have 5 minutes a day? I bet you do.
It's all about the PLAN.
Nah, I'm not interested.