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    Default New adult piano student

    I'm Brian and I'm almost 53 years young.

    I began piano three days ago on Monday.

    I'm self-taught and I'm using the Faber and Faber for older students series. I really like it, however, I think I should move through it quicker. (I'm beginning to work on Chopin Opus 28 No.4 - my favorite piece of all time)

    My background is playing double bass from ages 10-19 and getting into the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra (now the Sarasota Orchestra) under the direction of the late Paul Wolfe. So I do know how to read the bass cleff. I'm learning the treble cleff now. I can figure it out but I can't look at it yet and just call out the notes like I can on the bass cleff so there is that.

    Why am I playing the piano?
    1. I like that it's its own instrument. It doesn't need anything else.
    2. you don't have to worry about being in tune/pitch. You either hit the middle c or you don't. Playing a stringed instrument you had to make sure the c was a c.


    I quit when I was 19 because I was getting a lot of panic attacks driving at night to/from concerts and it took all the enjoyment away. That is a lot better now; however, my wife does drive me around.

    I just want to play the great classsics on piano. I'm sure I'll be able to learn a lot here.

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    oops. forgot to add that I am trying to get lessons as I don't want to learn a wrong technique, etc.
    But the teacher is looking at her schedule to see if she can get me in.

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    Welcome to the forum :-)

    In my humble opinion it is never too late to learn to play an instrument.

    I had an organ students in their 60's years ago who became a very confident church organist.

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    Your musical background will help you learn the piano faster than music beginners. I've been playing the piano for over about 35 years since I was 7, and my technique still sucks. Everyone learns differently.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Well I got my first lesson this Saturday morning. I can hardly wait.

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