Okay I’ve survived the first 10 days of learning to play the piano, maybe with a little less sleep than I’d like, but hey what’s new. I’ve been primarily using YouTube lessons. I tried a few different teachers and the one that has worked best for me so far is:
And no, she does not wear that dress during the lessons. It kind of felt like false advertising, but it’s okay since she’s a great teacher. Unlike other courses I tried first, this one goes forward at a slow enough pace and builds gradually, which is working well for me. As I stated in my original post, I have no musical ability, so very basic is perfect.
I thought things were going pretty well and then I progressed to playing with both hands at the same time and everything fell apart. Something short-circuits in my brain when that second hand comes into play. Apparently, my brain is going to need some rewiring to pull this challenge off.
Side note: I am very thankful that my 5-year old son is an amazing sleeper. If there was a competitive sport for sleeping through anything, the scholarship offers would already be rolling in – he’s a natural. Playing the piano while he’s sleeping, no problem. That’s not even a challenge for him though. Thunderstorms are a breeze. I think I could vacuum his room with the lights on and it wouldn’t matter.