There is nothing that is more relaxing and enjoyable than the sound of good piano music. A knowledgeable person, playing an intricate piece that goes from one end of the keys to the other, fills the air with a soothing sound that carries one to another dimension. Sometime the player has taken piano lessons from childhood. Other times he or she has mastered the technique in just a few years.
Regardless of one's age, the words "I wish I had", often applies to being able to play this wonderful instrument. If one wishes to be able to play the piano it is not necessary to make trips to a regular local teacher but, rather, lessons can be obtained through the Internet. This allows someone to learn to play without leaving his or her home.
There is more than one way to play the piano. Some people play by note, some play by chords. In ether case the first thing a person will learn are the notes on a written scale and their relationship to the black and white keys of the instrument.
A person learns a simple tune at first and then moves on to more complicated music.
There is software, videos and many other things now available that makes it much easier to learn to play than was available in previous years. Techniques have been perfected that easily guide a person, one step at a time, until the music being played is easily recognized by the listener. This involves dedicating an hour or two a day to developing the skill.
Age makes no difference in this kind of learning. Just because a person becomes older does not mean they cannot learn. An older person might not become a concert pianist but that does not mean that they cannot enjoy sitting down at the instrument and relax while caressing the keys and hearing familiar tunes.
Many people who have retired now have the time to do something they have always wanted to do but were too busy to attempt. This is the hour to fulfill the dream of not only being able to create but to enjoy the music as well.
One thing that makes this learning easier, than in previous years, is that beginning lessons are printed in large enough print that is easy to read, as well as videos and illustrations that make the method very clear. In some cases there are even 'stick-on's a person can place on the keys, temporarily, until their location is memorized. Once the brain has developed the connection between the written notes and the keys these are no longer needed and discarded.
People who are experts at teaching piano skills have sites on the Internet that offer these kinds of programs. Each site fully explains methods that are easy to follow and many offer phone numbers where they can be contacted should a question arise. Looking at a number of offers is often a good idea, as well as any customer contacts that are available after the lessons are begun.
Learning to play any musical instrument is not something that is done overnight. However in devoting a few hours a day to piano lessons it is possible to be playing familiar tunes in a very short period of time. Being able to do this at the end of a busy work day or when the children are in bed brings a period of peace and relaxation that cannot be duplicated by any other activity.