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Hi,

My name is Lori and I live in east Tennessee. I took piano lessons for 2-3 years as a young person, and now I am starting to play again in my late 40s. My piano is a Baldwin Acrosonic spinet that my Mom and Dad gave me for Christmas when I was maybe 12 years old. Judging by the serial number, I think it was made in the 1960s.

I am mostly self-teaching right now, using John Thompson adult books and John W. Schaum alphabet series. Also Dozen a Day exercises by Edna Mae Burnam. I am old-fashioned, but amazed at how many good methods and supplements are available, and the wealth of demonstrations on Youtube. Music and music ed are so accessible!

I have already read many good discussions and searched the forums for information and reviews. You all are terrific.

Gotta go practice,
Lori

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Welcome Lori!

I did the John W. Schaum alphabet series when I started back in elementary school (I'm 70+ now). Don't remember what letter I got up to. I guess the series has stood the test of time.

Yes, the forums are great! I've learned a lot from the folks here.

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Hi Lori. Nice to see you here.


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I started self-taught and now attending group classes at a local conservatory. It's less about serious learning than just having fun. Besides arrangements of Classical pieces, we also play a lot of old-time Jazz tunes.

Welcome and good luck...

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Hi Lori!

Welcome to Piano World, and of course, welcome back at the piano! smile


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Welcome back to the bench!


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Welcome, Lori; glad to have you here!


A man must love a thing very much if he practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practice it without any hope of doing it well. Such a man must love the toils of the work more than any other man can love the rewards of it.
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