First blog post |The Old Woman and the Piano

This is the excerpt for your very first post.


O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Thank you, Lewis Carroll, for inventing words to express my feelings today!  I am so excited to be finally launching my Website, The Old Woman and the Piano, along with a Facebook page, a Twitter feed and an Instagram account.  I absolutely love social media (and don’t see it as the enemy of culture, as many do), and will be using it as much as I can to reach as many people as I can.  I hope you are one of them.

My primary objective is to get you back onto the piano bench.

How am I going to do that, you ask? Here’s how….

  1. By convincing you to incorporate or re-incorporate music into your life, in some way.
  2. By re-igniting or igniting your desire to play the piano.  (I have SO many arguments for this one.)
  3. By providing lots of information on methods and approaches that might work for you, that you will actually love.  (The first example appears below in the form of a YouTube video.  Don’t scoff–this may be all you need!)
  4. By sharing some stories with you about others who have taken the leap.
  5. By challenging you to give it piano lessons a try, no matter where you live.
  6. By providing supporting resources to guide your endeavors.
  7. By answering your questions as you move through your journey.


Resource #1 for learning how to play the piano:  YouTube

Everybody knows that you can learn anything from YouTube, and piano is no exception!  This is an excellent YouTube video series and may be all you need. And this is just one example of many.

The obvious problem, of course, is that this YouTube video seems to be intended for children.

Would you approach teaching reading to adults the same as you would approach teaching reading to children?  Painting?  How to have a healthy diet?  I think you get my point…..

Adults and teens have different learning needs from those of children.  (High school beginners HATE being taught with little-kid piano method books!)  And that’s where the Old Lady comes in. I’m going to help you sort all of this out.

So take a chance, and subscribe to this blog.  In the next blog, I will answer the question, “Who is this Old Woman, and Why should I Listen to Her?”

Until then, enjoy this: Does your cat flee the room when you play?