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Piano lesson is quite expensive for us, but we just do it because of some reasons. First of all, playing piano is a skill that we might use in the future or take it seriously as a career. Secondly, playing piano can entertain ourselves and others. Next, playing piano or musical instruments is believed that it can support emotional and intellectual development. Therefore, we have to take the piano lesson seriously to get the best result.
Playing music is a habit too. We need to practice regularly to get used with the hand muscle expected, the score, the dynamics or the expression, and the expected tempo. I used to say that daily practice will make our fingers have eyes to make sure the right notes and movement.
I practice playing piano for an hour almost daily. Ken and Jim have daily practice for half of an hour. Ken and I take The ABRSM piano exam, while Jim still in his Yamaha Junior Music Course.
Because I am an adult, I have certain sequence in my daily practice.
1. I start with the scales as they are stated in the ABRSM syllabus.
2. I play country motion
3. I continue with chromatic scales
4. I close with arpeggio for the skill drills
When the drills have finished, I just started sequently with my exam music, graded study, and repertoire. I don’t practice all songs at the same time, but I try to get focus on the priority first.
Ken and Jim make their music agenda as their own checklist to make sure that they have done as it was required by their tutor.