Who else thinks Practising Hanon,and Czerny Exercises are a waste of time? There are now two schools of thought: those who think that the practising Hanon exercises are helpful and those who think they are a waste of time. Hanon makes some surprising claims in his introduction with no explanation or experimental evidence. This is exemplified in his title, "The Virtuoso Pianist, in 60 Exercises". Many advanced Piano teachers have told me that This approach to acquiring technique is amateurish and would not work. However, most advanced pianists agree that Hanon is not for acquiring technique, but might be useful for warming up . Hanon implies that the ability to play these exercises will ensure that you can play anything ! I have to say, I disagree with this statement. What about you? your thoughts and Opinions about this? My teacher used to make me play Hanon when I was in Grade 4 and now I'm in Diploma- She still makes me play Czerny School of Velocity OP 299! Do you think She is wasting my time? PLease Share your experiences!