This year I thought to myself, I can’t go through life without knowing how to play a musical instrument. We live near the Country Club where they have piano lessons so I decided to learn to play the piano.
Now I’ve never really had much of a musical sense, as a child I could never do well in the school musicals and I would struggle to play a tune on a keyboard. I remember we used to have music class in school and during a test we were having when I was unable to sing to the beat of the harmonium I asked my teacher to play to my tempo!
So I knew it would be a challenge to learn the piano but I was up for it. My teacher started with the basics until I could read all the notes. Then she gave me different exercises to do and more advanced pieces to play. I found that the more I practised, I could sharpen my skills and know when a note played was wrong and correct it. I still make lots of mistakes but I think I have really progressed over the last months. I used to find it very difficult but now I rather enjoy playing.
I have bought a piano and I practise every day. More importantly I’ve learnt that it’s never too late to learn a new skill.