Music is often referred to as the universal language. Musical tastes can be vastly different, but at some level just about every person alive likes listening to music. That brings up a question we’ve been thinking about a lot at SoCal Pianos: Why don’t more people play the piano?
EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES
It’s our experience that people tend to make excuses that at first glance may seem legitimate, but the truth is they are still excuses. Some of the more common ones include:
I’M NOT MUSICALLY TALENTED…I’M TONE DEAF
- It’s the story SoCal hears all the time from folks who have tried to play the piano, guitar, or other instrument and failed: They decide they CAN’T do it because they are not musically-inclined. It’s our belief that’s just plain wrong.
- There are plenty of reasons your attempt at music failed. Maybe it was the wrong time in your life, you may not have practiced enough, or maybe you didn’t connect with your teacher.
- The truth is it’s never been easier to learn how to play the piano. Today there are loads of apps, sheet music forums, and online piano lessons.
I DON’T HAVE TIME
- We get it…you’re busy but you must decide what you want to prioritize. Listen to some beautiful piano playing music which will remind you how much you want this. The truth is we have the time for the things we make time for.
I CAN’T FIND A GOOD TEACHER
- Then let us help. SoCal Pianos has a wonderful database of piano teacher references for Southern California. We are sure you will be able to find a teacher whom you can connect with. And, as we mentioned earlier, there are many apps and online resources to help you learn how to play the piano.
PRACTICING SUCKS OR I HATE TO PRACTICE
- Hey, SoCal understands what you’re saying, but don’t you think figure skaters, gymnasts, and other athletes feel the same way? It takes work to be good at anything, including piano playing. The trick is to make practice more fun. Make it more enjoyable by learning songs you enjoy playing. There’s no rule that you have to practice on music you find annoying, frustrating, or boring.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S TAKING THIS LONG
- This excuse is the result of unrealistic expectations. No one is going to go from beginner’s piano lessons to playing in front of a live audience in just a few weeks. Patience is a virtue because it takes time to be good at piano playing and even more time to be great.
ALWAYS HERE TO HELP
Whatever you need to overcome your excuses, SoCal Pianos is ready to help at our locations in Ontario & Palm Desert, CA (appointment only at both locations). So, forget those self-destructive excuses and negative stereotypes about being tone deaf and having no musical talent. With effort and dedication anyone can learn to play the piano and you will be rewarded with a lifelong hobby. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to learn more.