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Discussion in 'Technique' started by Yem, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Yem

    Yem New Member Trusted Member

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    Are there effective ways for me to learn proper technique on my own without a teacher before I start lessons with a teacher? Is this even a good idea in the long run?

    Or would my time be better spent searching for a good teacher and planning lessons for when quarantine is over?
     
  2. Francois de Larrard

    Francois de Larrard Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Hello Yem,
    There are nowadays plenty of good tutorials on the social networks, including YouTube. You might begin with any of those. And yes, there are examples of very good self-taught pianists. However, the risk starting alone, with nobody to provide you with a feedback, is to take some bad habits you would have hard time to loose later. Finally, a good teacher is certainly better than any YouTube channel to learn how to play piano. But a bad teacher can also push you in a one-way where you can be trapped for ever or so... Therefore, my advice would be: try to find a good piano teacher, having a good reputation. If you don't succeed or if you have to wait, you may start with Internet !
     

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