Setting Up Ideal Practice Conditions for Piano

May 21, 2015

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Learning to play piano is a process. It takes time and a lot of hard work. Once you enroll in piano lessons NYC studios will likely provide you with all of the room and space to play and practice. If you plan to practice at home (and you should if you have access to the equipment) there are a few things you will want to do to ensure the space is truly ready for the experience. In many cases, you’ll find the perfect setting is one that makes you comfortable, allows you to keep all distractions at bay, and provides you with ample room to work. Here are some simple steps to creating the perfect place to practice piano.

Designate an area for practicing
Within your home, you’ll want to find a specific area where you or your child can practice the piano at length. If you have options, there are a few things to keep in mind:
• You don’t want to have to move equipment around often. This puts the equipment at risks and can be distracting for the individual. Ensure that the equipment can remain in the same place long term.
• Choose an area that offers a door. A closed door minimizes distractions and provides a way to reduce the amount of sound carried from one area of the home to another.
• Choose an area with good acoustics. You’ll want a space that does not have any type of echo when you are playing in it. You also do not want a space that will cause a disturbance to others in the building or the area.
The right location does not have to be too large and there can be any style you desire. However, there are a few more things to keep in mind.

Keep distractions to a minimum
It takes a lot of focus to achieve your goals in terms of learning to play piano. When taking lessons, be sure that you have a space that you can practice in that offers few distractions. You need to be able to think and play without distractions. Keep TVs out of the room. Keep phones and MP3 devices out of the room. You’ll also want to keep people out of the space as much as possible while you are practicing and learning. That focus is going to be critical in your ability to learn and grow your talent.

You do not have to invest a lot of money in a specific setup for your area. It is better to spend more time invested in the process. Keep noise to a minimum and ensure that the space is comfortable to be in at most times of the day. No matter if you are playing in front of windows or in a back room somewhere, you need to focus on your craft. When you enroll in piano lessons NYC instructors will provide you with guidance and encouragement in helping you to make each session a success.



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