- By Alex StahlmannSocial Media SpecialistJuly 7, 2017
- Shayla SternEditorial Director
- By Alex Stahlmann and Shayla Stern
Part of the Vitality Arts Special Report
Are you one of those people who say “I’ve always wanted to play the piano” or “I’d love to cross piano lessons off my bucket list?” Take heart. It isn’t too late. Options abound, from self-instruction books to group lessons to a good old-fashioned one-on-one lesson with a piano teacher.
However, adult students sometimes feel worried about starting something new so late in life. We wondered if there were a few tips — some baseline knowledge — that might make a first piano lesson experience less intimidating. We turned to Timothy DePrey, a pianist who has taught since 1981 and is the director of Individual Piano Instruction at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis since 1997, for advice on getting started.
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