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#454172 - 02/17/02 08:14 AM Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 20
Loc: Michigan
I am pleased to have come across this Piano World board! This site contains many wonderful ideas, suggestions and words of encouragement! I will need those words of encouragement-
taking up piano at the tender age of 47! (You know what they say about old dogs......!)
I am most grateful to have found Ricci Adams musictheory.net
Amazing site. Many thanks!

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#454173 - 02/17/02 01:21 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 06/04/01
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Loc: Philly, PA
don't worry, piano can be learned at any age! just as long as you really put yourself into it ( and dont skimp on the practicing!)
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." ~Rachmaninoff

#454174 - 02/17/02 02:05 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 07/23/01
Posts: 3974
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Hello! Welcome to the forum. People here have been very helpful and fun to communicate with. And, just because your 47, that doesn't mean anything. Anybody can play the piano regardless of age as good as anybody else, I'm sure. Unless there's some kind of a physical problem involoved.
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#454175 - 02/19/02 04:24 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 07/06/01
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Loc: North Groton, NH
Hello Newbie. Welcome. Now what's this bit about old dogs have to do with you? You're only 47. Anyway, I think it's a lot harder for dogs to learn to play the piano than humans so it doesn't pertain.

"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

#454176 - 02/19/02 08:37 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 20
Loc: Michigan
Thanks for the warm welcome!

What is your opinion on the "Alfred Adult Piano Course"?

(I just started using my 9 year old daughter's Alfred's books- just to see if I like the piano.
I DO!)

I'll probably pick up the Adult Alfred's soon, but I'd appreciate more input.

My daughter's teacher has already told me she has adult students!


#454177 - 02/19/02 08:53 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 521
Loc: Southeastern Pennsylvania

I've been taking lessons since June 2000. (Wow, it's been that long already? ) My teacher uses the Alfred series. I'm just about to delve into "Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Level 2." I'm at the end of level one. (The rhythm for "The Entertainer" is a pain in the ass for me. ) Good luck in your studies and let us know what you decide and how you're progressing. (Sounds like you've already got "the bug," so you'll definately follow through.)

Hilary - a 28 year old student. If I can learn to play half decently, then anyone can! (Hell, you'll sound like Paderewski compared to me.)
Hilary aka LadyElton


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#454178 - 02/19/02 09:44 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Loc: Michigan
You know, its funny- I started my daughter in piano because an appreciation of music can be so enriching- and it was something I wished I [/b]could have done a child.

Then a few days ago, it occurred to me- why not me?!

I know I'll be 50 before I can play anything of significance- but odds are- I'll be 50 any way!

I think it was getting that piano 2 weeks ago that did it!
(My Mary has been practicing this last year and half on a keyboard.)

It was[/b] getting that piano!! \:\)

#454179 - 02/19/02 11:30 PM Re: Grateful Newbie-
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Registered: 07/21/01
Posts: 151
Loc: Atlanta Area
Newbie, I'm not older than you, but I know of a fine gentleman, age 61, who started lessons about 6 weeks ago. He's so excited he's reading notes on the staff. His wife thanked me for encouraging him. (Wonder if she'll still feel that way next year?)

Good luck, go for it, and enjoy.


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