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Becoming a concert pianist at 40

Becoming a concert pianist at 40
  1. Is it too late to become a concert pianist?
  2. How hard is it to become a concert pianist?
  3. How many years does it take to become a concert pianist?
  4. Can you become a great pianist later in life?

Is it too late to become a concert pianist?

Yes it's definitely too late to become a "concert pianist", in the sense of someone who makes a living and/or has a name for solo performances of classical music. People don't just pick that up at your age after a long break and minimal pianistic background and get to that level.

How hard is it to become a concert pianist?

It's tough to break through as a concert pianist playing the same repertoire everyone else is playing. It's also tough to break through if you don't know enough of the major piano works that draw money into major concert halls. ... It's also a good idea to learn more collaborative works, not just solo piano repertoire.

How many years does it take to become a concert pianist?

How long does it take to become a concert pianist? Becoming a concert pianist requires true dedication, talent, and hard work. On average, it will require 15+ years, 3-5 hours a day of deliberate practice, studying under some of the best teachers in the industry.

Can you become a great pianist later in life?

Yes, it's is most definitely possible to learn to play the piano as an adult. Whether you are starting from the beginning or you have already played as a child and are returning to it many years later. ... Adults tend to become frustrated more easily than children, so swift progress is important.

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