Ever wondered what 10 years of piano practice might look like? From the moment we start, most of us don't really know what to expect of the coming years and how amazing this journey may turn out to be!
NOTE: Some pianists develop faster than others, some start earlier while others start much later. Therefore this video has no intention in determining what the repertoire every person should play at any given time.
How do we achieve this then? Here are the 3 most important qualities one must have:
PASSION is by far the main ingredient. The journey is long, difficult and (at times) frustrating. Love for music is the key to keep you on track and moving forward with enthusiasm. Have you ever heard of anyone who practices for 8, 10 hours every day? Passion does precisely that.
CONSISTENCY is also key to ensure that you are ready for the new challenges you face at every step of the way. One cannot expect to climb a towering mountain in one go, but rather by building on top of progress that was made through constant and consistent effort.
TALENT is without a doubt greatly overrated and included in this list mostly to highlight that point. While it is true that some of us are born with a natural (sometimes even impressive) predisposition for specific skills, talent alone will not bring you very far. The challenges are many and the journey is hard for everyone, regardless of your natural facility.