Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
How It All Really Began
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
66 registered members (Bambers, akc42, almo82, allegro_concerto, 15 invisible), 997 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 30 of 30 1 2 28 29 30
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: hilizanne] #2713716
02/12/18 01:20 PM
02/12/18 01:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
Houston, TX
T
tkdoyle Offline
Junior Member
tkdoyle  Offline
Junior Member
T
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
Houston, TX
Hi Hillary! I see you live in Texas. I'm in Houston and face similar disinterest from my people. I'm not as advanced as you are but background (except for college music training and level of achievement) is similar. Retired physician. Tried taking lessons while practicing (medicine) but was too tired and frustrated to keep it up. Starting again now and see it now as sort of meditation substitute. It would definitely be nice to have piano peeps around!

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2724299
03/25/18 07:51 PM
03/25/18 07:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
Japan
A
Akari M Offline
Junior Member
Akari M  Offline
Junior Member
A
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 7
Japan
Hi, I'm sorry to post here late!!
So, I'm Akari, I have played the piano for almost 24 years but I had a blank for several years.
Normally I work as a web engineer and designer, I'm also an indie artist (portrait photographer, composer, film maker etc) but I'm not a professional pianist.
Why I re-start classical piano because my life of music started from that, I noticed that the life is like a song... also I want to challenge to something again like concerts or competitions.

Now I practice Rachmaninoff's Elegie and Prelude, Chopin's Impromptu, J.S.Bach's Prelude&Fugue... some more.
My long term purpose is to play Mazeppa of Liszt.

Sorry for messy grammar!!
Thank you


Akari Mazda
Sounds make my life, and my life makes the sounds, it's like a normal / unnormal life.
http://ma-films.com
https://www.facebook.com/M.AFilms/
https://soundcloud.com/madam-ma
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Akari M] #2724314
03/25/18 09:44 PM
03/25/18 09:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
NobleHouse Offline
500 Post Club Member
NobleHouse  Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
Originally Posted by Red Apple
Hi, I'm sorry to post here late!!
So, I'm Akari, I have played the piano for almost 24 years but I had a blank for several years.
Normally I work as a web engineer and designer, I'm also an indie artist (portrait photographer, composer, film maker etc) but I'm not a professional pianist.
Why I re-start classical piano because my life of music started from that, I noticed that the life is like a song... also I want to challenge to something again like concerts or competitions.

Now I practice Rachmaninoff's Elegie and Prelude, Chopin's Impromptu, J.S.Bach's Prelude&Fugue... some more.
My long term purpose is to play Mazeppa of Liszt.

Sorry for messy grammar!!
Thank you


Welcome! And I love your long term purpose to play Liszt's Mazeppa.

Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2729466
04/16/18 05:29 PM
04/16/18 05:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 6
Colorado
D
Dave Ohm Offline
Junior Member
Dave Ohm  Offline
Junior Member
D
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 6
Colorado
Hello, I'm starting to participate in the forum after a few months of reading posts. I have renewed my interest in formal piano studies after years of casual playing in everything from rock bands to church meetings. I studied piano from age seven to seventeen, then shifted away while pursuing university work in a technical field. I'm currently the CEO of a technology company, but enjoy spending time in my home music studio playing and creating music. I'm looking forward to learning from other piano players and hopefully sharing what I can with others. All the best - Dave

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2735404
05/09/18 08:46 PM
05/09/18 08:46 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 152
Quebec city, QC
Jouishy Offline
Full Member
Jouishy  Offline
Full Member
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 152
Quebec city, QC
Oh, so here is the presentation page!

So, hi everyone!

I've discovered this forum from the online recital that was advertised in some way on PianoTV youtube channel.

I tend to do lenghty posts, so I apologize in advance for those who find this too much.

As an adult who take lesson with a private teacher who doesn't teach in a school, I'm always eager to find ways to share what I do, since I have no opportunity for concerts in general. I play sometimes for family and friends (family once a year; friends more often. Maybe 4 times a year. Well, I should say "friend". I have a particular friend who is very impressed by my dedication, passion and improvements and she often asks to hear me. I call her "my groupie" smile ). That's why that online recital seemed so interesting to me.

I consider myself as being early intermediate at the piano (or advanced beginner).

As for my background, I've started piano a little bit more than 2 years ago. I've played clarinet and alto sax when I was younger. I'm 30 years old and my life now is very piano-oriented! I bought a house so I can have an acoustic piano (still don't have the budget for this instrument for now though...) and most of my free time is spent in piano-related activities (practice, theory, sight-reading, sight-singing, music dictation, analysis, ...). But I also like video games and board games and, well, having a social life. :P

I had 2 piano teachers. The first one brought me very challenging pieces considering that I was a real beginner at the piano. With him, I've practiced, in chronological order :

- Petzold, minuet in G major (Anh. 114)
- Chopin, prelude no 4
- Debussy, Le petit nègre
- Petzold, minuet in G minor (Anh. 115)
- Chopin, waltz in A minor, posth.
- Bach, prelude in C (book 1)
- Beethoven, Moonlight sonata, 1st mov (I asked for it smile ).
- Mozart, K545, 1st mov
- Jon George, Allegro agitato (my initiative. I felt for a challenge, since it is a study for 2 against 3 rythm)
- Scott Joplin, The entertainer
- Rachmaninoff, pelude in C# minor (op. 3, no. 2)
- Bach, invention no 8

I'm disappointed with what I was able to achieved with my Rachmaninoff and with the Scott Joplin's too. I'll probably try them back when I'll have a better technical background at the piano.

So that was my first 18 months at the piano.

Then, I changed teacher (the first one moved out of the city).

At that point, I wanted a more structured approach. I did realize that some of my pieces were not strictly played as written and I didn't care much, as long as the piece was pretty and that I enjoyed playing it. But I did feel that it wasn't right, so I wanted to have an incentive to stop that thinking. Combined with my lack of concerts opportunities, I've decided to pass exams!
So, when I've started my lessons with my current teacher, I told him I wanted to do exams, that I had found a place I could do them and that I felt like I could manage a level 7 exam. So we started our journey with this objective in mind.

So, this year, I've strictly practiced the pieces I needed for that exam, which are :
- Bach, invention no 4
- Mozart, K545, 2nd mov
- Debussy, The little shepherd
- Chopin, mazurka in F major (op. 68, no. 3)
- Burgmüller, The storm (op. 109, no. 13)

My exam is coming very soon! I'm a little bit nervous. I don't know how I'll handle the stress. But, meh, not much I can do. I try not to worry to much and just wait and see how I feel at that moment, and simply try to do my best.
The exam is this saturday. My etude is not quite ready, imo. My mazurka is ok, but could be improved. The other three are good enough for my own appreciation (there are always things to improve, of course! But these pieces are at a point I enjoy playing them for fun, outside of practice time, which is a good hint I'm happy with what I've achieved smile ).

As really long term goals, the pieces I'd like to play at some point are :
- Debussy, Reflets dans l'eau
- Beethoven, Tempest, 3rd mov
(I enjoy a lot of Beethoven's sonatas. I'll be happy to play the entire Moonlight, Pathetique and Tempest, mostly)
- Chopin, 1st ballade

So that's about it!
It is already too long, so I'll stop here.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you can have. And you can have a listen to my progress throught my youtube channel, the other way I found to share what I do and keep motivated. smile

Thanks!
I'm looking forward enjoyable discussions and sharing about our mutual passion!


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Mozart's K545, 1st and 3rd mov
- Tina's theme from FF VI piano collections
- Debussy's Golliwogg's cake walk
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Jouishy] #2735410
05/09/18 09:23 PM
05/09/18 09:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
NobleHouse Offline
500 Post Club Member
NobleHouse  Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
Originally Posted by Jouishy
Oh, so here is the presentation page!

So, hi everyone!

I've discovered this forum from the online recital that was advertised in some way on PianoTV youtube channel.

I tend to do lenghty posts, so I apologize in advance for those who find this too much.

As an adult who take lesson with a private teacher who doesn't teach in a school, I'm always eager to find ways to share what I do, since I have no opportunity for concerts in general. I play sometimes for family and friends (family once a year; friends more often. Maybe 4 times a year. Well, I should say "friend". I have a particular friend who is very impressed by my dedication, passion and improvements and she often asks to hear me. I call her "my groupie" smile ). That's why that online recital seemed so interesting to me.

I consider myself as being early intermediate at the piano (or advanced beginner).

As for my background, I've started piano a little bit more than 2 years ago. I've played clarinet and alto sax when I was younger. I'm 30 years old and my life now is very piano-oriented! I bought a house so I can have an acoustic piano (still don't have the budget for this instrument for now though...) and most of my free time is spent in piano-related activities (practice, theory, sight-reading, sight-singing, music dictation, analysis, ...). But I also like video games and board games and, well, having a social life. :P

I had 2 piano teachers. The first one brought me very challenging pieces considering that I was a real beginner at the piano. With him, I've practiced, in chronological order :

- Petzold, minuet in G major (Anh. 114)
- Chopin, prelude no 4
- Debussy, Le petit nègre
- Petzold, minuet in G minor (Anh. 115)
- Chopin, waltz in A minor, posth.
- Bach, prelude in C (book 1)
- Beethoven, Moonlight sonata, 1st mov (I asked for it smile ).
- Mozart, K545, 1st mov
- Jon George, Allegro agitato (my initiative. I felt for a challenge, since it is a study for 2 against 3 rythm)
- Scott Joplin, The entertainer
- Rachmaninoff, pelude in C# minor (op. 3, no. 2)
- Bach, invention no 8

I'm disappointed with what I was able to achieved with my Rachmaninoff and with the Scott Joplin's too. I'll probably try them back when I'll have a better technical background at the piano.

So that was my first 18 months at the piano.

Then, I changed teacher (the first one moved out of the city).

At that point, I wanted a more structured approach. I did realize that some of my pieces were not strictly played as written and I didn't care much, as long as the piece was pretty and that I enjoyed playing it. But I did feel that it wasn't right, so I wanted to have an incentive to stop that thinking. Combined with my lack of concerts opportunities, I've decided to pass exams!
So, when I've started my lessons with my current teacher, I told him I wanted to do exams, that I had found a place I could do them and that I felt like I could manage a level 7 exam. So we started our journey with this objective in mind.

So, this year, I've strictly practiced the pieces I needed for that exam, which are :
- Bach, invention no 4
- Mozart, K545, 2nd mov
- Debussy, The little shepherd
- Chopin, mazurka in F major (op. 68, no. 3)
- Burgmüller, The storm (op. 109, no. 13)

My exam is coming very soon! I'm a little bit nervous. I don't know how I'll handle the stress. But, meh, not much I can do. I try not to worry to much and just wait and see how I feel at that moment, and simply try to do my best.
The exam is this saturday. My etude is not quite ready, imo. My mazurka is ok, but could be improved. The other three are good enough for my own appreciation (there are always things to improve, of course! But these pieces are at a point I enjoy playing them for fun, outside of practice time, which is a good hint I'm happy with what I've achieved smile ).

As really long term goals, the pieces I'd like to play at some point are :
- Debussy, Reflets dans l'eau
- Beethoven, Tempest, 3rd mov
(I enjoy a lot of Beethoven's sonatas. I'll be happy to play the entire Moonlight, Pathetique and Tempest, mostly)
- Chopin, 1st ballade

So that's about it!
It is already too long, so I'll stop here.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions you can have. And you can have a listen to my progress throught my youtube channel, the other way I found to share what I do and keep motivated. smile

Thanks!
I'm looking forward enjoyable discussions and sharing about our mutual passion!


Welcome aboard! I went to your Youtube channel and listened to a couple of your postings. You obviously enjoy the piano. I look forward to more of your postings.

Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2735420
05/09/18 10:51 PM
05/09/18 10:51 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 130
Chicago
J
John305 Offline
Full Member
John305  Offline
Full Member
J
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 130
Chicago
You’re very accomplished for only having been playing for two years. Imagine what you’ll be playing in five. I looked at some of your YouTube videos, very nice playing.

John


It’s never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2735450
05/10/18 04:49 AM
05/10/18 04:49 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,209
Florida
dogperson Offline
Silver Subscriber
dogperson  Offline
Silver Subscriber
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 3,209
Florida
Welcome to the forum!
I watched the Debussy and Bach on your YouTube channel. Quite impressive, indeed! I hope you’ll consider posting on the ABF quarterly recital that is open until May 14.

Best Wishes on your exam. There is a forum thread in the ABF but those taking exams, which I think you would find useful and supportive. Please post how you did it when you get your results


"Music, rich, full of feeling, not soulless, is like a crystal on which the sun falls and brings forth from it a whole rainbow" - F. Chopin
" I never dreamt with my own two hands I could touch the sky" - Sappho
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Kreisler] #2735526
05/10/18 01:07 PM
05/10/18 01:07 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 152
Quebec city, QC
Jouishy Offline
Full Member
Jouishy  Offline
Full Member
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 152
Quebec city, QC
Thanks for your comments and support. smile

I plan on recording myself on May 13 in order to enter the recital.

I'll look for that thread, dogperson. Thanks for pointing this out to me! This forum is huge. It is not easy to get used to it at first glance. wink


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Mozart's K545, 1st and 3rd mov
- Tina's theme from FF VI piano collections
- Debussy's Golliwogg's cake walk
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Jouishy] #2751350
07/14/18 12:23 AM
07/14/18 12:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Detroit
F
Fidel Offline
Junior Member
Fidel  Offline
Junior Member
F
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
Detroit
OK I stumbled onto this thead, so why not?

I live near detroit michigan. I started piano at age 14. I was lucky to have a great teacher who was enthusiastic and a great motivator. I progressed quickly. In college I had another great teacher who was a pedagogy specialist from Russia. Her english was minimal but she taught me more in 3 semesters than i had learned in HS. But at times life presents insurmountable obstacles and I quit at 19.

16 years later I bought a piano thinking I would return to learning piano. Life interrupted again and 22 years after buying my piano I actually started practicing on it.

38 years elapsed between quitting and re-starting. I thought I could jump right back in but I was wrong. I had forgotten how to read the bass clef, couldn't read either clef above or below the staves, couldn't read time signatures or key signatures, couldn't remember the major or minor scales, their fingerings, chord names, arpeggios. Nothing. It was all gone. So, I ended up re-teaching myself from beginners books at the local library.

It took me 4 months to go from practicing 20mins a day to 4 hours a day 5 days a week. 10 months later I regained the dexterity I had 39 years ago. I found a teacher last month. She is fantastic and am studying music again! I've been extraordinarily lucky with teachers.

I calculate by the end of July I will have played or practiced 4095 hours. I call that 4 years. My goal is to get to 10000 hours, or, 10 years. If I live that long, I'll re-assess matters and decide what to do next.


Baldwin SF-10 (1979)
Re: New Visitors and Lurkers Please Read... [Re: Fidel] #2751508
07/14/18 04:27 PM
07/14/18 04:27 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
NobleHouse Offline
500 Post Club Member
NobleHouse  Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 594
In the Ozarks of Missouri
Originally Posted by Fidel
OK I stumbled onto this thead, so why not?

I live near detroit michigan. I started piano at age 14. I was lucky to have a great teacher who was enthusiastic and a great motivator. I progressed quickly. In college I had another great teacher who was a pedagogy specialist from Russia. Her english was minimal but she taught me more in 3 semesters than i had learned in HS. But at times life presents insurmountable obstacles and I quit at 19.

16 years later I bought a piano thinking I would return to learning piano. Life interrupted again and 22 years after buying my piano I actually started practicing on it.

38 years elapsed between quitting and re-starting. I thought I could jump right back in but I was wrong. I had forgotten how to read the bass clef, couldn't read either clef above or below the staves, couldn't read time signatures or key signatures, couldn't remember the major or minor scales, their fingerings, chord names, arpeggios. Nothing. It was all gone. So, I ended up re-teaching myself from beginners books at the local library.

It took me 4 months to go from practicing 20mins a day to 4 hours a day 5 days a week. 10 months later I regained the dexterity I had 39 years ago. I found a teacher last month. She is fantastic and am studying music again! I've been extraordinarily lucky with teachers.

I calculate by the end of July I will have played or practiced 4095 hours. I call that 4 years. My goal is to get to 10000 hours, or, 10 years. If I live that long, I'll re-assess matters and decide what to do next.


Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you can now skip the Beginners Forum, lol.

Page 30 of 30 1 2 28 29 30

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

New In Our Store!
New In Our Store!
A few of the many new items we've added to our online store.
(PianoSupplies.com is a division of Piano World)
wrap around sunglasses with music notes
Wrap around sun glasses with music notes


88 keys, 10 fingers, no problem
88 Keys, 10 Fingers, No Problem


Bass Clef Hat
Bass Clef Hat

Tons more music related products in our online store!
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Getting the "Feel" of an acoustic
by akc42. 07/19/18 01:50 AM
Warranty for Kawai digital Piano
by vkhandelwal. 07/19/18 01:44 AM
Reactive visualizer?
by Mta88. 07/19/18 01:31 AM
Killing insects in a piano freezing them?
by QPS. 07/18/18 09:04 PM
Chopin's happiest pieces
by JoelW. 07/18/18 07:17 PM
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Steingraeber
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics186,487
Posts2,732,825
Members90,590
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1