How to get the most out of your Practice Time.
1.) If possible, choose the same time everyday. For example, each day right before bed is great so the brain can digest while sleeping. Don't worry if you miss a day here and there. You can also try splitting the practice time into 2 or more sessions - morning, afternoon, evening. Even 5 to 10 minutes a day will make a big difference in your progress and understanding. Quality not Quantity!
2.) Analyze new music first; then learn hands separate if difficult; and practice in sections.
3.) Use a metronome to keep a consistent steady tempo.
4.) Slow practice - the slower you go the faster you'll get there.
5.) Positive mindset is very important. Remember learning any new skill takes time. Focus on small wins and give yourself little rewards.
6.) If you stay with lessons, you'll have a foundation & appreciation of music that will last a lifetime, a priceless gift. And you'll be able to play music you love.
7.) Piano lessons can go through difficult stages. Discontinuing lessons may seem to be the solution. Adults who quit too early as children wish their parents had made them continue. We have never heard a parent say, "I'm glad my parents let me quit."
Those children are often the ones who take lessons as adults. Maybe that's you...