My mom never took piano lessons when she was younger and was sad about that. So when she had children of her own, she made us all take piano lessons. For what felt like forever.
I had a rough start to my piano lesson career and even had a teacher tell my mom I had no talent whatsoever and she shouldn't waste her money on me. Fortunately my mother had more faith in me than said teacher and she continued to pay for my lessons for the next 8 years or so. I had three different teachers during this time and the last one thought I had a lot talent, just not enough discipline to practice enough. But I like to focus on the talent part.
In my last year of high school, I quit piano lessons. I just hated practicing too much and didn't think it was worth my mom's money anymore. So that ended that chapter in my life.
Until the fall of 2011, when I found a piano for free on Kijiji and convinced Dan we needed it. So we got a piano.
And there it sat for the next 2 years, barely touched. After getting the piano, I realized that all of my minimal skills had disappeared and I really wasn't that good anymore, which was very discouraging.
So when I was back at my parents house for Thanksgiving, I borrowed some beginner piano books and have decided to work on my skills.
It's slow going but I am determined to put my piano to use and possibly get back up to the level I was at before I quit lessons. And it's kind of fun.
Do you play an instruments? Are you like me, who played when they were younger and then lost most of your ability? If you could play any instrument, what would it be?