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56 yr old 'beginner' Hi all.
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Hi all,

Completely new to the piano, but played Accordion when I was 8-10 years old. I'd wanted to learn the Banjo, but since my family had an accordion and didn't have a banjo, I got accordion lessons!

I bought a Roland FP-30 a week ago, started playing through the Alfred books and started using the FlowKey app.

I was pleasantly surprised that although my hands aren't as flexible as when I was 10 years old! My right hand remembers where the keys are.

I took my first Piano lesson this week on Tuesday and am really excited to be starting this journey.

My plan is to have weekly lessons for a couple months and then spread them out a bit. Continue working through the Alfred books and work through the Flowkey course.

I'm pleased to have found this forum and just wanted to say hi.

AJ

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AJ Peacock #2941272 02/01/20 09:55 AM
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Hi AJ, welcome! (Says a 54 year old beginner with no experience at all :-)). I just recently joined and love this place already.


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AJ Peacock #2941275 02/01/20 10:02 AM
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Welcome to the forum AJ.



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Welcome AJ! I started piano 18 months ago at the tender age of 64. One of the best decisions I've ever made. Enjoy your journey.

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AJ Peacock #2941345 02/01/20 01:14 PM
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Welcome AJ

Enjoy the ride. Remember it is a long destination trip learning the piano.

Glad to hear you are getting a teacher, to me one of the most important steps to learning piano properly.


All these years playing and I still consider myself a novice.
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Welcome! The trick is "Practice, practice, practice". I recommend joining the MOYD thread.


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Welcome! I began at 58 and am enjoying every day..

Consider staying with weekly lessons for the first couple of years if you can because that's when you need the instruction the most. It's not just hitting the correct keys. It is tempo and dynamics and pedaling and proper technique and so much more. Bonus with a teacher you have someone to play duets with and those are so much fun and sound so good.

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Welcome to the forum AJ, we are glad to have you here, Piano is a fun journey.


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AJ Peacock and Erik54 welcome to piano!

The 1st 2 or 3 years are the best years to learn good habits. So if possible hire a good teacher. And if possible a teacher with an acoustic grand piano.


With new students Chopin was chiefly anxious to do away with any stiffness in, or cramped, or convulsive movement of the hand, thereby obtaining the first requisite of fine technique "souplesse" (suppleness). -- Carl Mikuli on Chopin the teacher.
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Hi AJ. Complete beginner like yourself. You say that you have "started using the FlowKey app". What are your impressions? Thx.

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