How to Play the Piano
Updated: August 30, 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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The piano is a classic, versatile instrument that anyone can learn how to play. You don’t have to be a particular age or gender to play the piano, nor do you need any musical background – all you need is patience, determination, and motivation. If you have strong focus and self-discipline, you may be able to teach yourself how to play the piano. However, you’ll typically progress much faster if you have a teacher to help guide you and focus your learning.