Hi, I am a former piano player and I plan to return to regular playing after a very long break. I took lessons for 10 or 12 years starting at age 8, then I taught for a few years. Since that time (I'm now in my early 40s) I have only played very irregularly and only fairly undemanding music - mostly accompaniment for choirs and for my children's instrumental work. Every so often I will hear a piece on the radio that I used to be able to play, feel inspired and try to play it, only to get discouraged by my weak fingers, lack of fluency and inability to play anything up to speed. So obviously after many years it's going to take a bit of regular practice before I can enjoy playing my favourite pieces again, but I'm not sure as to the best approach. I checked out a few "returning to piano" type books for adults, but I can already manage that music quite easily (since I have played a little and haven't forgotten everything) - I had a go at Chopin Waltzes today and could just about stagger through some of those, to give you a rough idea of where I'm currently at. Also I still have lots of music books, so I guess what I'm after is just some kind of structure to follow. I don't have hours and hours to practice, but I could set aside 30-60 minutes most days. Should I focus on lots of scales/arpeggios? Etudes? I have tried playing through Hanon but it made my fingers hurt. Would it be better to just start working through a book such as Bach preludes and fugues? I would really appreciate any advice as to how to proceed and what kind of practice will bring back my technique the most painlessly.