Piano Myths You Should Know About

There are many stories about the piano, both true and absurd. Here are a few piano myths you should know about:

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Miller Piano Specialists November 18, 2022 2 Min Read

One of the most fascinating musical instruments in the world is the piano. There are so many real and absurd stories related to it that we decided to compile a list. In this article, we’ll go over some piano myths you should know about:

1. Children Learn Piano Faster Than Adults

When it comes to playing the piano, there’s a widely held belief that youngsters pick things up more quickly than adults is untrue. Unlike adults, kids frequently lack the motivation and desire to play, viewing it as a chore rather than a pastime. This mindset gap between adults and children can often make up for the “advantage” that children possess. The outcome? If you want it, you can achieve it (and even be faster than a child).

2. I Don’t Have to Tune My Piano If No-One Plays It?

How frequently should your piano be tuned? Regardless of how often you play the piano, tuning is required at least once a year. Whether or not you play the piano frequently, the temperature and humidity change with the seasons, which leads to the piano going out of tune. The sound of our instrument will progressively become flattered and flatter till playing it will give us earaches if we stop frequently tuning it (since no one plays it anyway). Such a neglected piano will need more than one tune and additional repairs to get it back to its normal state.

3. Longer Practice Time Is Better

Have you ever sat at the piano and vowed to stay there for an entire hour until you perfect a song? How frequently has that been effective for you? Most likely, not many. While playing the piano, we have all occasionally experienced a “brain fart.” The average person experiences mental tiredness after engaging in an activity for roughly 15 minutes.

Contrary to popular assumption, practicing for shorter periods rather than a never-ending marathon is better. Instead of one lengthy session, short concentration bursts performed frequently are considerably more efficient and yield the best outcomes. Therefore, even if you only have 10 minutes, just practice. 

4. You Only Begin Playing Piano By Learning to Read Music

No one begins playing the piano by reading music. If that sounds suspicious, consider your playing-learning process. Before being able to perform a song, did you learn to read music? Nope! Before you ever saw a staff, you likely learned the names of the piano keys and how to read letter names on paper. Even before learning to read music, many people learn to play by ear or to follow chords. This offers some folks a head start and is excellent for them. Learning to read music and improve as a pianist is never too late!


We hope this article on piano myths you should know about helps you in your piano journey. If you have any more questions about pianos, we can help you. 

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