Being able to play the piano is a skill that not very many people have, but one that a lot of people would like to learn. If your parents don’t start you off taking lessons at a young age, typically it is rare for adults to push themselves to learn and take lessons. It’s hard getting out of your comfort zone and try something that you have never done before!

As we’re getting into the new year, start 2018 off right and get motivated— try pursuing a new instrumental skill by learning how to play the piano!

Challenge Yourself by Playing the Piano

New Year’s is the perfect excuse to try to do something that you have never done, but something that you have always wanted to try.

Usually, at the end of a year, people will come up with different lists of things that they want to accomplish within the new year, whether its health and fitness goals, travel goals, or pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and learning something completely new. Being able to play an instrument is a skill that most people would like to boast about, but is one that does not come easily.

It takes a lot of time and practice in order to feel comfortable playing in front of others and to master the skills of playing the instrument and reading music. But the feeling you get once you can play the piano is worth the effort!

Set A Goal: Learn How to Play the Piano

Many resolutions can be inspired by life-long goals.

A lot of people have a bucket list or a list of things that you want to do before you die essentially. Usually, when people make these lists, they will only cross off a couple of the things that they are wanting to either see or accomplish.

A newer idea of New Year’s Resolutions or bucket lists is to make a “101 in 1,001” list, and it is essentially 101 things that you want to do in 1,001 days which equates to a little over 2 and a half years.

This list is more accelerated than a bucket list, but less pressure than a resolution for the New Year. It is the perfect opportunity to sit down and make your list of things you would like to experience, learn, see, eat, or whatever else you come up with for your list.

Adding learning the piano or taking piano lessons is a great example of something to add to your list, no matter which format you choose to motivate you!

Someone learning how to play the piano

tart Taking Piano Lessons

Of course, putting yourself out there and trying to learn something new is never easy, no matter what it is. If you put time and effort into learning something like the piano, the rewards and benefits that you will feel is worth the hard work.

Start doing research on different studios or private piano instructors in your area. One on one instruction time is ideal and will allow you to become comfortable with your instructor and give you more hands-on learning experience.

Remember, every single person who can play the piano has started from the very basics of just learning how to read music and memorize the keys. Everybody has to start from somewhere and don’t be ashamed of starting with children’s nursery rhymes or simple songs.

You’ll eventually get to playing your favorite tunes!

Gain a Valuable Musical Skill

Playing the piano is a skill that takes both talent and dedication. No two people play the piano the same and everybody learns at a different place. The hardest part is making that first call to get more information on lessons and how to begin the steps to learning and playing.

If you have been hoping to learn your whole life, this is the perfect excuse to start learning now!

Get Started with Help Moving Your Piano

Once you decide to pursue your dreams of learning how to play the piano, you’ll need a piano to help you practice!

If you choose to get yourself a piano of your own and need help moving it in or out of your home, West Coast Piano Moving & Storage is here to help!

Our expert piano movers can get your piano moved and in place so that you can get back to what you love— playing the piano! Reach out to speak with our piano moving consultants!