“Learning the piano is a great way to enrich one’s life.”
Due to its layout and its ease of entry, the piano is a great overall introduction to music as well. Each beginning piano player has different reasons for learning and approach the piano with different goals in mind. Some begin as children and develop into life-long musicians, or go beyond the piano, into other instruments. Others begin their musical journey with the piano later in life, for fun or as a hobby.
Each person has different needs in terms of their musical education. This means that there is not one “best way to learn piano”. If you are new to the piano or are thinking about learning, then you have a lot to consider. Musical education has been transformed in recent years, due to the internet and the accessibility of large amounts of information. YouTube alone provides thousands of hours of educational material for beginner piano players.
Professional piano teachers offer online courses for beginners too.
With all of the information out there, the choices can be staggering. Even with all of this information available, what is the best way to learn? For most people, and especially for children, the best way to learn has remained unchanged. It is the same method used to learn nearly any skill or acquire any new challenging information.
Generally speaking, the best way to learn piano is simply to find a teacher that you respect and enjoy being around, and take lessons on a consistent basis. I know this doesn’t sound ground-breaking, but it’s the truth. You need to be around someone who is already at (or well beyond) the level that you want to be. By studying with a great teacher, you will be doing yourself a great favor and will provide yourself with a solid foundation.
Music can be incredibly complicated, especially for a beginner. Having a good teacher to explain this new language to you helps remarkably and is arguably the best way to learn piano. After you feel that you have acquired enough information, you may wish to study on your own, and explore the other options of musical education. Unless you are unable to find a teacher or don’t have the time or resources to take lessons, spending time with an accomplished piano player and teacher will help to demystify the musical system, and give you a springboard with which to jump into your musical journey.