Having a good mindset is important when trying to learn a new instrument…or learn anything!
A very common question people have before starting lessons is how long does it take to learn the piano? Let me tell you, it takes 3 weeks, 4 days, and 22 minutes.
The real answer comes from something my mom used to tell me. She was a great student and could learn anything. She always told me that you have to make it past the learning curve. There is always the first step or certain amount you must get past before you can really get going. Make that your goal. Get past the learning curve and then you can have a lot of fun with it.
Getting past the initial struggle and ache is the hard part. As you grow, you will come across other learning curves, like learning a different genre, like the blues. Each one will take a bit to learn its own curve, but then you can really let go and have fun with it.
There is no exact amount of time for anybody, so just focus on your learning to get to the point where you can play around with it all. Hopefully, that clears up that question!