Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano? Did you take a few piano lessons as a kid but haven't done anything to improve your skills in ages? New Year is the perfect time to make a resolution to become a better piano player. Don't put off doing something that you've wanted to do for years any longer. Now is the time to take action.
It is easy to make a resolution. Making a plan to follow through with it for the entire year involves a much bigger commitment. While it is great to say that you want to become a better piano player, you have to figure out how you're going to make that happen. Improving your piano playing abilities isn't something that happens overnight. It takes a long-term commitment to regular practicing and deliberate skill building.
Put together a set of goals for the year with realistic benchmarks for each month. For example, maybe right now you can only play single note melodies. A great goal for January would be learning how to add chords to these melodies. From there, you can work toward other skills, such as using the sustain petal or learning the major key signatures so that you can work on pieces in different keys.
Keep in mind that the goals that you write are intended to guide your piano playing resolution. They aren't set in stone. As you progress over the months, you can modify your goals as needed. If a month isn't long enough to learn how to add chores to simple melodies, stretch the goal out over two months. The important thing is to maintain goals so that you can keep working toward new achievements.
One of the best parts about learning to play the piano is that it is a versatile skill that you have for the rest of your life. Putting in daily practice time with routine skill work for a year isn't something that just ends when the year is over. The new skills that you acquire are skills that you'll be able to use and keep building upon for years to come. The possibilities for your piano playing are endless. It's up to you what pieces you would like to learn and just how far you want to take your abilities.
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