I’ve been trying to teach myself piano on and off for the past 2 years. It’s going terribly! I’ve been playing guitar for 22 years and I know how to read music. For some reason I can’t seem to get both my hands to play individually.


piano-playing-1I will be totally satisfied if I could just play and sing Life on Mars by David Bowie. That’s my whole reason for attempting this new instrument. If I can get that song down packed, I’ll be happy. Then again, I would mind adding November Rain by Guns N Roses and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen to my repertoire. Queen might be a little ambitious, but these songs come to mind when I think of classic piano-driven songs.


So 2 years in and I’m still so far from my goal. Life on Mars isn’t even recognizable at this point. I’ll probably end up getting lessons from a place like Steinway Piano Sale Los Angeles, because teaching myself is not getting me anywhere.


What are some classic piano-driven songs that come to mind? Have you ever taught yourself an instrument? Any advice?