4 Things Piano Players Have Learned During a Pandemic

4 Things Piano Players Have Learned During a Pandemic

Whether you’re a new piano player, or have been playing for decades, chances are playing the piano took on new meaning this past year. Suddenly, every day was spent closer to home. You looked for things to do to stay busy. Finding a hobby was no longer optional, it was mandatory. Luckily, playing the piano offered many benefits to getting through the year. 

Expanding your piano talent

There are so many ways you can improve your piano playing skills, right from the comfort of your own home. Want to improve the way you play your favorite songs? Sit down and play. But there are many other ways to improve as well. Download one of the many apps that can improve your skills. Want new music? You don’t even have to leave home – there’s an app for that. You could even find a variety of ways to perfect your skills. Whatever you’re looking for in a piano teacher, with a few clicks of your mouse, you can find a teacher offering you those skills. And you don’t even have to leave home to attend the lesson, which means your instructor can be anywhere in the world. 

No more busy schedules

Hobbies take time. Even with just a thirty minute lesson, you still have to account for driving time, traffic situations, running errands while you’re out – it eats up a great deal of your time. With online courses, you can login seconds before your scheduled lesson, and when you’re through, you can immediately turn around and move to your next task. That can build hours into your day that you’ve never had before. Maybe you can use that time to relax and play for fun?!


Have you ever arrived at a music lesson … and forgot your music? It happens to the best of us. But when your music lessons are online, everything you need is right there with you, waiting. If you use an electronic piano and can move it from room to room, you might need a second or two to retrieve your music from another place in your home. But you won’t try and fill thirty minutes of time because you don’t have access to your current materials. 

Computer skills

Thanks to months of staying in place, many of us have picked up computer skills we never thought we’d learn. You might also have been introduced to things you didn’t know were possible. Have you added more equipment to your home office – a microphone and a Zoom light? Have you boosted up your internet connections, and upgraded your wifi? Connectivity is king in the future we’re moving towards, and you’re ready to use it in new ways.

As we move forward, take time to think about what has mattered most to you these past few months. Piano playing allows you to relax and enjoy a hobby you can spend a lifetime with. 

What have you learned about your piano playing skills these past few months?