Start (or start over) the piano at 60

How many of you, men or women, have studied piano at a younger age, then stopped, because of lack of time or because of a method that is too rigid. Today, you have time, and you would like to go back to learn the piano at 60 and play the pieces you like.

Learning to play the piano at 60 is possible (and recommended!)

Nevertheless, you ask yourself questions:

Piano teacher and creator of the online learning method: mes-cours-de-piano.com answers:

Where to learn piano at 60?

All you need to do is go to a music school, have your level evaluated, and then start!

Music School Benefits:

  • A teacher just for you ½ hour or 1 hour per week.
  • Personalized follow-up
  • Pieces “à la carte”.

Disadvantages music school:

  • A high hourly rate. (see question and answer n ° 5)
  • Schedules to respect.
  • No classes during the school holidays.
  • A weekly trip.
  • The proximity of other students.

What is my piano level today?

Your teacher will take stock with you and adapt his courses to your level.

Will I be able, with much less flexible hands than before, to play the piano properly?

We can only answer on a case by case basis. Nevertheless, know that all the work that will be proposed to you for the relaxation, the virtuosity, will be a precious ally against the stiffness of the fingers, osteoarthritis, etc. You will seek the muscles and tendons of your hands and this gymnastics is often very effective to preserve agile and precise hands. It is quite possible to play the piano at 60 and over. we invite you to review our jazz theory book LESSONS tab where theoretical material is found for those who start in music.

Will I have to do music theory to play the piano?

Each teacher has his method. Conservatories and some schools of music include a lot of music theory in their starting training, and it is true that it is very useful to know perfectly well how to read and write music … when you want to do your job!

I consider, for my part, that notions of solfeggio integrated courses are largely sufficient for students who choose the piano for the pleasure of playing.

In my opinion, and this is my way of teaching, I can learn to play songs first. We will understand the harmonic and rhythmic notions as and when, depending on the level we want to achieve. Online piano lesson websites offer educational videos for less than 10 € / month. Make sure that the courses correspond to your level and that you have the possibility to contact the teacher if you have questions (send an email with a question, before you register for example, see the time and the quality of the answer). Each teacher has his method. Conservatories and some schools of music include a lot of music theory in their starting training, and it is true that it is very useful to know perfectly well how to read and write music … when you want to do your job!