3 Ways To Motivate Yourself With Piano Playing

Posted by Administrator on 5/28/2012

3 Ways to Motivate Yourself With Piano Playing

Are you too hard on yourself when it comes to piano playing until you almost give up? Do you lack motivation when pieces you worked on don’t seem to progress well?
Time after time, we find ourselves getting stuck on a certain activity. Piano playing seems to be no exception. I, too find myself struggling with piano practice when certain passages do not seem to progress at a level that’s comfortable. So, how do you motivate yourself when it comes to piano playing?

Here are a few suggestions to help you:
1.    Find a piano buddy – Do you know someone who likes piano playing or is currently taking lessons. You can meet with this person on a regular basis so you can play for each other. This person doesn’t have to be your age; it can be someone older or younger as long as you support each other.

2.    Give yourself an incentive – Have you thought about buying that special “handbag” or “electronic gadget”? If you can complete a certain musical piece, it may be time to give yourself an incentive as encouragement.

3.    Play for a nursing home – You may not think you play well enough for a recital, but guess what: Many people long for companionship. You can volunteer a day out of your busy schedule to play a couple of pieces at a local senior living residence. They’ll welcome you. You can play a couple of oldies or classical pieces that are popular with this audience. Sooner or later, you’ll gain more confidence to perform for a larger group. I started performing for senior citizens many years ago, and it has helped me build so much confidence since then.

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Date: 6/2/2012 8:49:46 AM
great piano tips! I will try one or all of it. Love playing the piano.
Date: 11/7/2012
thanks very much.
augustin durand
Date: 12/13/2012
Hi Yoke Would you by any chance have a sheet music for "People Need The Lord"? Thank you, You are great.
Viviene Morrison-Ivey
Date: 3/29/2013
I used to be so nervous when playing in front of an audience. I have overcome that by playing in a small church on fourth Sundays. My hymn playing has improved immensely. Your tips have helped alot including, your chord tutorials helped me too would love some more and playing by ear tips.
Date: 4/3/2013
Great tips! thank you very much.
Date: 9/25/2013
But I can't find a piano buddy ... Sigh

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