I have started learning the piano at 22.I have no previous musical experience.English is my second language.I can play some movie themes and pop rock songs,I learned to sightread and I learned basic theory(scales,modes,some chord progressions and the circle of fifths).
I have downloaded a harmony book,but I cannot understand what I am reading and I feel like I am wasting time and effort in vain.Do
I have any chance of learning harmony that way?Do I need a teacher?I do not know how to put any of the theory I am studying in practice and I am feeling discouraged.
Should I stick to playing songs and building a repertoire for a couple of years and do some ear training and then go to a teacher and learn theory?
Is it worth it learning theory anyway?I want my end goal to be to be able to compose but I am afraid that 22 years old is too late.