We love the new year. Across our 165 year history, we have often found that January usually brings with it a fantastic influx of new eager and enthusiastic musicians looking to embark on their musical journey.
Whilst the New Year often leaves many with the ‘January Blues’, those who take up the joy of learning a new instrument as a new year's resolution (and particularly if that instrument is the piano) are embraced into a rewarding and colourful world of learning something creative.
If you’re still sitting on that fence of whether or not this WILL be the year that you finally learn piano or if you’re just looking for some musical resolution ideas, we hope that this inspires you to make the right choice for you!
When it comes to new year resolutions, people are often torn on where or how they want to spend their time. For some, it’s the gym, for others it’s improving the house. Well in our (rather biased) opinion, we believe that learning the piano can actually act as a motivator to still allow you to do all of those things and more! Read more in our guide on skills the piano teaches you here.
If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we all do have the capacity and the need to learn something new. During the course of the year and even with the pandemic threat still looming, many people took up the piano or returned to it as a past love. These stories have all been fantastic to see and hear and for those who love the idea or returning to the piano but aren’t quite sure how or where to start after a long hiatus, look no further!
Chances are that if you are looking to learn the piano, you’re already a music lover. This is a great first step, not only does learning the piano help you appreciate other musicians and composers more, but as your ear develops, you’ll be able to begin to see subtle nuances within music that you’ve never heard before, it’s a truly magical experience that flips songs that you thought you knew inside out on their heads!
Likewise when your skills develop, if you are a fond gig goer and love being part of an applauding crowd, why not be a PART of the performance?! This could be your perfect opportunity to pick up your instrument and begin preparing for that triumphant return to the live music world...Who knows, you might just write the next number 1! Worried about performing in front of others? Read our guide to overcoming stage fright here!
Piano is a skill for life. Sure, you might have pretended to learn recorder when you were younger and can’t remember a note of it now, but that’s because you weren’t really interested in it if you’re honest...When we grow up and make the conscious choice to learn the piano, because of the joy and satisfaction you get from learning, you won’t forget it!
Whether you are 7 or 70, once those muscle memories have begun to build up and chord patterns have been learnt, you’ll know them for life. Wow your friends and family by showing off your new found skills!Finally, it gives yourself time to relax.
We all need time to ourselves every so often. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, kids, getting the car fixed, sorting out the weekly shop, it’s easy to forget to give yourself a few minutes here and there. Most people resort to TV for this thing, but why not put your time into something creative, productive and most importantly, something you’ll actually enjoy!
Learning the piano, or any instrument for that matter, is an incredibly rewarding experience that we would recommend absolutely anyone of any age to try. Music can have incredible effects on your mental and emotional well-being, and who doesn’t want that in this strange world we’re living in. If you’re looking for more advice on how best to spend your time, read our guide on how to structure your piano practice here.
So there you have it! All the inspiration you’ll hopefully need to pick up your first instrument and get playing! Need a little help choosing the perfect piano for you? Our expert teams are on hand to help, or visit our showroom today!