How to Learn to Play the Piano
Updated: March 29, 2019
This article was co-authored by Michael Noble, PhD. Michael Noble is a professional concert pianist who received his PhD in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music in 2018. He has been playing piano since 1995, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at other venues across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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Mastering the piano takes even talented musicians many years of study, but you can learn the basics of playing this instrument in a relatively short period of time. Once you have these under your belt, you’ll have to practice for these habits and techniques for them to become second nature. With a little time and effort, before you know it, you’ll be playing with proper posture, hand position, and you’ll be reading music, too.