We all have a piano piece we've always wanted to learn. (Mine is Beethoven's sonata, Op. 109 in E major.)

Do you want to know how to get the energy to finally learn it? Here's what you do:

Ask yourself this question: "Why do I want to learn it?"

When you've answered that question, say it aloud. That answer will give you your motivation to sit down and learn the piece. Because that answer will contain the part of music that you're missing out on.

(Go ahead, try this. It's been a powerful motivating factor for many of my piano students of all ages.)

And while you're thinking about this, try a free piano improv lesson here. Enjoy!

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