You Don’t Need a Piano Teacher

March 12, 2020

You don’t need a piano teacher.

I have learned classical guitar, calligraphy, and drawing on my own, without a teacher. There’s no reason piano should be any different.

Yeah, I’ve taken piano lessons, so I can never claim to be completely self-taught on piano, but still, I’ve learned a lot of piano on my own as well.

On the other hand, you do need a piano teacher.

Learning doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It requires books, videos, other people, your own experimentation, and all kinds of input from your environment.

But you don’t need a piano teacher. It’s ridiculous to think that you do.

About the author

Michael Korman has played the piano in opera productions and recitals, as well as directing music at a church and coaching classical singers. He draws upon his experiences with meditation and mindfulness to inform his views on music. In addition to music, Michael also holds degrees in computer science. When he's not playing the piano or meditating, he might be practicing drawing or calligraphy.

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