Hello everyone. I'm in my early 40's and have returned to piano after a long absence. Between ages 6 & 18 I took weekly lessons for most of those years, but never was in the swing and was divorced from the true enjoyment of the piano music most times. My father loved piano, played a lot, repaired and tuned pianos, played flute, sax, violin, clarinet, organ. When he passed on he left me a digital piano in hopes I would return to piano and I have. For the past 3 months I have just done my own repetitive studies and learned Solfeggietto and Für Elise. At the moment I am halfway through learning Lady Madonna (Beatles, yes). In a couple weeks I will have that memorized (I do 30-60 minutes practice every day) and will learn a few simple pieces like Gymnopedie No. 1, Ecossaisie, and Close To You (Carpenters). After a few more easy pop pieces and Beethoven pieces I'd like to attack a few bigger pieces around this time next year: Revolutionary Etude and Rachmaninoff's Op. 23 No. 5 Prelude. I find two things frustrating and want to ask advice here: 1) Reading music is still a pain after all these years. I can read music, but I feel like a 5 year old trying to read a simple book: slow, awkward, misinterpreting constantly. Is there an exercise to improve reading skills? Will my repetitive learning of songs help this skill as I try and try, or should I focus specifically on some approach to improving this skill? 2) Finger control--I am so imprecise so often and slip or hit the wrong note. Is there a good way to improve this? I notice that I can slow down and repeat sections 10 or 20 times and it improves. Is this something that smooths out after thousands of hours of practice? Also, 3) Are pieces like the Revolutionary Etude and Rach's Op.23 Prelude a bit too advanced? Should that be any concern of mine or should I just chip away at harder pieces to get better with my abilities?