No one should get discouraged if it takes them longer to learn. The joy is in the journey! Once again, while it is true that with determination and really hard work you could learn a favorite song that is above your level, it may take months to learn it, and your performance may have some technical challenges. It is good to progress one step at a time and tackle repertoire that fits your level. That way you’ll have so many more possibilities open to you with the kind of pieces you’ll feel comfortable learning as you advance.
A lot of people ask how long it takes to learn to play the piano. Maybe you have a certain song in mind, and you want to know how long before you can play it. Maybe you’re starting lessons and wondering where it ends. Or maybe you want to know how long before you can accompany yourself while you sing, or play with a band, or play hymns in church. The real answer to “How long does it take to learn to play the piano?” is: it depends! Let’s explore the possibilities.