Which key am I in?

As part of my quest for thrival, and on top of transitioning from a roofer to a writer, I have decided that I should give my brain a real workout and learn how to play the piano. Working fulltime in my job…. spending hours writing, writing, writing…. and my piano lessons have left time pretty tight. But I need to keep it up or else I’ll end up back at square one, hating my job, trying to think my way out of there and not doing anything solid about it…

I love music and I love banging away on the keys, but have never really learned to play before now so I’ve taken it upon myself to get some professional lessons.

Yesterday I had one of those lessons and I was quickly reminded how much more practise is required before I can possibly call myself a player of the piano! Nerves got in my way….my teacher is the real deal so playing in front of her was slightly intimidating…I can’t even read music. I just learn things by ear and then pretend I’m following the sheet music. But she called my bluff….’Oh Aaron you’ve learned to play it by heart… well done!’ I am trying to read but it’s a whole different language to learn….It’s hard enough to co-ordinate my fumbling fingers let alone look at sheet music at the same time! Something to work on…..

I’m finding it a great way to break up the writing that I’m doing. It’s fun and good for my concentration skills….The neighbours may not be finding it fun hearing me plonking away on our out of tune piano, but I’m sure their dogs are enjoying it as they always bark along! Or is it howling because their ears hurt? Well I’m having a howling good time learning so they’ll just have to deal with it…

I have a goal to reach with my playing and that is to become proficient enough to join a group and do some performing. I’m also thinking of recording my progress just like I’m doing with here blogging my writing journey…

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