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#505970 - 08/02/01 03:30 AM Is it too late for me? ? ?
Pianth Offline
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Registered: 08/02/01
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I've been taking piano since the age of 5 and I am now 16 years old. I never had the proper guidance until now. My first teacher and I had a good relationship, but she never stressed things to me such as counting and theory. Therefore, I did not know how to count! I somehow managed to go on playing with my own sense of rythym. My second teacher was very harsh and she too did not properly guide me or stress counting even though my past teacher mentioned to her I could not count! Her harshness and lack of motivation towards me eventually made see no light. Although I still took lessons from her, I learned nothing...zilch...So while I was frequenting her house she still got her overpriced charge and all I recieved was dread! Now, about year ago I found the teacher of my dreams, she has stressed to me the importance of counting and I'm finally learning to adapt to somewhat new method of playing and I love it so much. I have never felt so passionately about music until now. My question is, is it too late for me? After 10 years of hardship and lack of guidance, is it too late for me to play the piano at a skillfull level? I really love the piano and I'm concerned that it might be too late for me...I still have 2 more years of guidance under her and I'm practicing very hard to accumulate the theory and skills that were robbed from me in the past. I want this very bad...

Also, are there any tips you can provide me on improving? I would like as much feed back as possible...

Thank you,


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#505971 - 08/02/01 11:29 AM Re: Is it too late for me? ? ?
Joe Offline
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Registered: 06/27/01
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Loc: New Jersey
Check out the 'Pianists we admire who started late' thread just below, there's a lot of good reading there. I think the most important factor is your drive and desire. If you want it enough, you will be able to do it.

#505972 - 08/03/01 07:08 AM Re: Is it too late for me? ? ?
magnezium Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 722
Loc: Singapore
well, i'm 16 this year, and i only started playing piano last year. before that i was playing organ and other keyboard instruments, but never piano. and i feel it's not too late for me, so it definitely shouldn't be for u... like Joe said, if u have drive and desire, u can go anywhere...=]

#505973 - 08/03/01 09:22 AM Re: Is it too late for me? ? ?
sandman Offline
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Registered: 07/13/01
Posts: 605
Loc: toronto
its never too late especially if you love the instrument...as you obviously do, you have the rest of your entire life to learn the piano, thats a lot of years of pleasure.. you'll be fine
best of luck


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