Improvement in playing only comes from practice. Those who shy away from practice may soon lose their desire to play, regardless of age. The key to long-term success lies in regularly experiencing moments of achievement. Therefore, I strongly encourage my students to practise regularly, which will in turn lead to a much more satisfactory time together.
For beginners, a few concentrated ten-minute exercise blocks per week are sufficient. The more demanding the pieces of music, the more dedication they require. But mastering a piece gives great satisfaction. And at the same time it leads to a stronger self-confidence.
I see it as one of my main tasks to teach my students
the art of practising
in order to prepare them for their upcoming pianistic challenges. And as a side note: once you have learned to practise the piano, you will never forget it. For a lifetime.