Is learning to read music easy?

Think back to when you were a child, the stuff you learned then was amazing. Speaking, Reading, Writing!

Learning to read music is just something new to learn, granted, you may be a little older now so things might take a little longer to sink in, or you may be researching for one of your children, trying to find out if they could learn to read music?

I started to play the piano when I was 7 years old, I am nearly 48 at the time of writing this blog. 41 years is a long time, but the bulk of what you learn (when it comes to reading music) comes right at the start. A good grounding at this point is paramount for success. Whether you choose to go down the private tutor route, or join a class or learn to read music online make sure you are getting the best education.

If you have a busy lifestyle and find things hard to fit around your busy schedule, maybe online is for you so you can choose when to add to your ever-growing knowledge just by sitting with your device and learning online. If you choose this route, look for reviews, the number of students studying, etc, try and gauge how this course has bee for others. (This way is the most cost-effective way of learning to read music)

Alternatively learning with a private tutor could be another way to approach this. Find someone with lots of recommendations that you can learn from. Liking the teacher is huge when choosing one as you learn a lot better if you really like the person you are being taught by. Lesson price is also to be considered as lessons in the UK at the time of writing range from £15 to £20 per 1/2 hour.

A classroom is another option, learning in groups is fun. I used to teach for Yamaha Music Schools and over the years have probably taught more than 600 people to read and play music. The lessons are fun and cost around the same price as one to one lessons.

If I was learning from the start again, I would probably follow the online route to start and get an understanding then maybe move on to some real-life lessons after that.

Whatever you choose, I wish you all the best with your musical journey.