Tips For Learning the Piano

If you've ever looked at a piano and felt intimidated, let help you. Here are some tips and tricks for learning the Piano:

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Miller Piano Specialists May 15, 2020 3 Min Read

The Piano is such an intriguing and beautiful instrument to learn. There are many ways to go about learning the Piano and each person is different. But if you’ve ever looked at a piano and felt intimidated, let us help you. Here are some tips and tricks for learning the Piano:

Have A Goal

Like anything else in life, learning the piano takes time and dedication. So before you start, make sure to set a clear goal for yourself! You can try setting some short-term goals, and then long-term goals. Setting a goal will put you in the right direction to the destination you want to be at. Ask yourself, what are your goals when learning the piano? Write them down, and make a plan for your daily practice times.

Learn From Others

When you’re starting to learn a new instrument with no experience, you may find it difficult to make progress. So learn from others! Thankfully we have the ability to find hundreds of online lessons and videos easily and quickly. If you’re looking for online lessons, check out and take advantage of our Facebook page for free daily lessons with musician Sherry Smith. You can also find every lesson Sherry on our website.

Don’t Get Frustrated

Whether you’re just now learning piano or you already play, growing in your ability can be frustrating. Not being quick enough or not reaching our goals can discourage you easily. When people get discouraged, they quit. But don’t let yourself stop when those moments come! Keep practicing, keep asking questions, and you will see your results.

Slow It Down

If you’re trying to learn a harder song, the trick is to slow it down. Listen to the song, and practice it at a slower speed and tempo so that you are able to learn it part by part. This may seem like a slow process, but it will improve your sound immensely. So next time you have a challenging song to learn, don’t be afraid to slow down.

Find Your Sound

Each musician has their own sound which makes them distinguishable and different from the rest. If you are new to playing the piano and you’re not sure if you’ve found your sound, look for it! Ask yourself what genres, songs, artists, and pianists that inspire you. Learn the songs that make you feel emotion, and dabble in them to find your own groove.

Don’t Compare Yourself

In a world full of amazing musicians all over the world, don’t compare yourself to anyone else’s talent or progress. Comparing is actually one of the fastest and easiest ways to get discouraged and stop us from growing. So don’t look to your right or left, and keep finding your sound, setting and reaching your goals, and doing the best that you can. Sooner or later, you might find yourself teaching someone else these same tips.


We hope that you enjoyed these simple but powerful tips for learning the piano. Practice makes progress. If you have any questions about where to buy a piano for the best price, we are open! Our hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. We are happy to help you in person again, using all the guidelines we have been provided. We are here for you.






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