A year and a half ago, I knew nothing of Chopin, and listened to mainstream music. Then, via Fantaisie Impromptu, I was captured. Nowadays I am offended at the idea that I used to listen to MTV etc. Now, Chopin is my favourate musician ever and I am obsessed and captured.
Anyway, I'm almost 16 now, and have a bright and logical mind and I pick things up easily. I've been teaching myself to play the piano and I absolutely love it. I have got fairly good and now can play Chopin's Waltz In C Sharp Minor. Though I am hitting the right keys I am sure that my pedalling and touch is probably disgusting to anyone who is experienced on the piano, so for this reason, I am going to get a teacher soon.
My main question is, I want to become a good pianist, where should I start? The Etudes? If so, which ones?