4 Ways An Advanced Player Can Benefit From Piano Lessons


If you've been playing piano for years already, you may consider yourself to be an advanced piano player. You may wonder why you should take piano lessons if you already have so much piano playing ability.

Fortunately, private piano lessons can still benefit you. Here are a few reasons why even an advanced player should be taking lessons from an experienced piano teacher.

1. An expert teacher can help you target your weak spots.

Even with great piano skills, you likely have some weak spots you need to work on. For instance, many players may reach an advanced level yet have a blind spot somewhere. If you're a brilliant performer of challenging music but struggle to sight-read, your teacher can help you target that weakness in new ways so you can improve it faster and it won't hold you back.

2. Piano lessons can help you discover new pieces.

Everyone's musical background is different, and your piano teacher is familiar with some pieces you've likely never heard of. They also likely spend time looking for new pieces for you and their other students. This allows you to utilize their expertise to discover the repertoire that suits your playing and pushes you to new peaks of accomplishment.

3. A great piano teacher can give you a competitive edge.

If you're a really amazing piano player, you may be interested in participating in piano competitions and performances. These are insanely competitive, though. Expert tips on technique and coaching in areas such as correct posture can help give you an edge. So you should always work with a piano teacher when preparing for a competition or audition.

4. Your piano teacher can hold you accountable.

The more you practice, the more you improve. There's never a moment when you've arrived as a musician; even an advanced player needs plenty of practice time. Even if you enjoy practicing, you likely have a slew of other commitments that get in your way: work, school, family responsibilities, social events, chores, even other hobbies.

Before you know it, days could go by with no practice. Seeing a piano teacher every week who's ready to give you some tough love if you don't prepare your pieces thoroughly can be a great motivator to practice regularly.

These are just a few of the ways that piano lessons can benefit you even if you consider yourself to be a great piano player already. For more information on scheduling and setting up private piano lessons, contact a local music teacher or music school today.


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