With the growing number of people who want to take piano lessons it is very important that you get the correct information regarding piano lessons. Piano lessons are usually accompanied by other lessons in stringed and percussion instruments. You may choose to take piano lessons in either of the following ways.
1. Enrolling in a music school/college.
Search for reputable music schools which will give you the best value for money. Don’t fall for the hype and advertisements of these schools. If possible check with a rating agency that is likely to give you an objective assessment. There are numerous websites that give details of music schools and their comparisons. There are various music schools in the US, UK, Germany and other western countries. It may take a bit more effort to find schools in countries such as India, China, Brazil, Kenya and other developing countries. You should check the tuition fee of the college you wish to attend and make sure that it is within your means. Some colleges do however provide scholarship to gifted students.
Some colleges require students to have a small piano to study while some may assist their students to acquire loans to purchase the pianos. Alternatively you can rent a piano if purchasing one is too expensive.
2. Taking online piano lessons.
With the increasing internet penetration it is becoming increasingly easier to take classes online. However this will require that you have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Citizens of countries such as the UK, US, Germany, France and other western countries will find this mode of learning easier as they have almost uninterrupted internet supply. However this option is limited for developing countries which don’t have a reliable internet connection. Make sure you verify the validity of the websites that you wish to take your lessons from as this will mitigate you from scams. Always seek expert advice for genuine online piano lessons.
3. Hiring a personal instructor
This is also a viable option especially if you want one personalized instruction or taking lessons in sophisticated pianos like the hamilton, brambach, sohmer, gulbransen and howard.
4. Self learning
If you are smart enough you can decide to teach yourself piano. Just buy a nice piano book and follow the steps as instructed.
Basics of piano lessons
-By learning the three primary chords you can master lots of songs.
-There are only 12 major keys you can play in, but you require to master only one key to play the most popular songs.
-It is possible to match any melody tune to a chord and so it becomes easier to harmonize the note.
Notes in the piano are either bass clef or treble clef. The bass clef notes are played with the left hand while the treble clef notes are played with the right hand.
Notes to the right of Middle C are played with the left hand and found with the bass clef.Middle C may be played by either the left or the right hands.
You should keep in mind that the intensity of the piano lessons depends on the type of piano you would like to play. Lessons in bechstein, gulbransen, Hamilton, sohmer, brambach are quite intense and hence require total dedication