How is my potential for a career in piano? 19:15 on Friday, August 19, 2005
I`ve been playing 2 years, I`m 13 and I love the piano. I have this really hard teacher that makes me play Hanon for all this time so precisely and she makes my finger technique really good that after about 1 and a half years I`m playing some grade 6 pieces. The most current grade 6 piece is Rondo Alla Turca from Mozarts Sonata KV331, a very famous piece. I PRACTICE for about 1 hour a day and maybe 10-20 minutes working on a piece that the teacher assigns. So anyway, how is my potential for a career in piano and when do you think I can play grade 12 pieces like that Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor that I really want to play?
Re: How is my potential for a career in piano? 16:57 on Wednesday, August 31, 2005
very interesting, Rondo Alla Turca is the peice i`m playing at the moment, i`m 16 and very impressed that you`re playing that already. I would advise you write compositions, that`s most impressive as it shows your creativity. Keep practicing, and you could achieve far beyond you imagined.
Re: How is my potential for a career in piano? 13:33 on Tuesday, September 06, 2005
i think you have made a lot of progress for playing for only two years. i have been playing for about eight years but my sight reading is not good! it is all about practice. with regard to those Hannon exercises, they are really excellent for the ol finger technique (i have managed up to about number 10 in the book only and they are really tiring which is a good sign) also get the full 60 version exercise book it`ll come in useful. my problem is that i love buying music but hardly ever have time to properly work at it. i think if you work at pieces for long enough you will be sucessful and also do as much sight readng as possible. try to play with other people, for example accompanying them it really helps build skill. good luck and keep practicing very hard!
and remember.. music is NOT just about what is written on the page
Re: How is my potential for a career in piano? 21:47 on Tuesday, September 13, 2005
I admire your enthusiasm and obvious love of music. That`s the most important thing.
Regarding a career, depends on what you mean by a career. If you mean as a concert pianist, I wouldn`t advise. Anything short of concert pianist, I`d say decide how much you love it, and then all else is really up to you. Not easy, but up to you and how much you want it. Best of luck.
Oh, also, someone posted that "tiring" while playing Hanon is a good sign. Wrong! Fatigue and tension should be avoided at all cost. Signs of bad practicing.
Re: How is my potential for a career in piano? 18:53 on Thursday, September 15, 2005
The true secret is enjoying every single class and practice section. Some things are boring, but necessary to improve your technique. I`m about your age (12) but I play the violin instead. However, I see many things in common among you and me. You too seem to progress very quick, just like me. I`m playing the Bruch concerto for violin, which is usually played by 22/23 year old`s! Do try studying 2 hours per day, which is what I do. Double time, double progress! And remember: enjoying is the secret!
The most impressive is that you only play for two years, while I have been playing the violin for eight years.