Piano practice and ADHD

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      Ella C
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      Hello! I’m a college student diagnosed with Inattentive type ADD.

      The past year I have picked up piano lessons on my college campus. I don’t have much previous experience with the piano and only took lessons off and on in high school.

      Although I do love the music and I have a strong desire to learn piano, I struggle with practicing.

      When I sit down to practice I feel like I get focused on the wrong stuff and get too scattered and don’t make any progress.

      Are there any other ADHD pianists out there? What strategies do you use to practice?

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      erinblueberry
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      Hi Ella
      I’m a high school student with ADHD and i love playing piano but the same thing happens to me too. What I try to do is decide what music to play before i start practicing. Ex. Ill play song 1 first, song 2 sencond ect. Ill all decide how many times I’ll play each song and usually i move the other songs somewhere else so I don’t get distracted by them. If your taking lessons then your teacher can defined help with this.
      Hope you are successful in all your piano endeavours. 😊

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