I play cello and am half way through a music degree. (I tell you this, just so that you know I am currently studying music, so most theory etc. is still fresh for me). However, I would like to get my piano playing back up to a decent standard. I used to play when I was small, and got up to Grade5/6, but haven't done anything in years and years. (I'm a mature student, - so when I say years and years - I really mean aeons!). My reading and hand co-ordination are still good (apparently), but I don't know what I need to aim for in terms of technique.
With cello lessons and college fees, the time and funds are just not there for piano lessons too. I did have one, a few weeks ago, to get a little bit of guidance and it proved invaluable. Seemingly small things, like posture, flexibility exercises, tips on pedalling, etc made an immediate difference.
I would like to continue on my own, with the view to having a very occasional lesson.
Does anyone have any tips on how to focus and direct my learning. I was thinking of getting some ABRSM grade pieces, maybe some early grades (3??)and just working through, but I'm not sure that's going to help me with the technique I need.
All and any thoughts appreciated.