One of the most frequently asked questions for people interested in learning piano are "piano hard to play?" Like most things, this question is not an easy one to answer, but we have some insight that might help you make a decision.
It depends on you.
Learning to play piano is not as easy as walking down the street, which is why not everyone can do it. It will require work from you, and time spent learning and practicing what you've learned. These are things you have control over, and by fostering good habits, you'll make the learning process a lot smoother.
Generally, learning piano is harder at first, because there's a lot of new stuff and your brain is still trying to figure out how to put it all together. It can be more frustrating as you learn the movements and motions of actually pressing the keys, and you may not be able to play a lot of songs at this point.
However, even at this stage, it's not very hard. And as you learn more and more, you'll start to be able to more easily grasp new concepts and work them into your repertoire. The more you learn, the easier learning becomes;
One of the most important factors for whether learning piano is hard is how much fun you're having. A good teacher or a good self-learning course will focus on teaching you the skills you need but also making sure that you're having fun at each step along the way. If you've been working at learning piano for awhile and you're not having fun, you might want to try a new teacher or course.
There are generally two things to learn when you start playing piano. On one hand, you have the notes and chords that you need to memorize, which can be a bit of work, but hopefully your teacher or course will use songs you enjoy playing to help you memorize these so it's not such a chore.
The other thing you have to learn is rhythm, which is hard for some people, especially young children, but comes easier for most people. You might think you have no rhythm, but if you clap along with songs or tap your foot to music, you probably have all the rhythm you need.
The most compelling piece of evidence that piano isn't that hard is that millions of people have taught themselves to do it, and children start playing piano at a very young age. The most important thing is to evaluate teachers or self-learning methods and find one that helps you have fun while you learn. If you do this, learning piano will seem easy.