The Piano

Hi Everybody,

After a few emotional blog posts in the past, I thought maybe its time to move on to happier stuff.

I’m not sure if anybody knows this, but when I was younger, I wanted to play the piano. My dream was to be the best pianist in the world or my family at least, so I begged my parents for a piano, and piano classes and like the best parents that they always are, they gave me one. So I was professionally trained up to Grade 4 (yes I took exams) but, my studies were slipping at that point, and I’d like to think that I gave up piano to study better, but I didn’t think it panned out that way because my UPSR result was abysmal. haha. So now not only I’m not the best pianist in the world, I’m not even the best pianist in my family. That title goes to my youngest brother, and he just learned it over on Youtube. How he managed to that, I’ll never know, and I am always in awe whenever he plays.

Looking back, I’ve always regretted that I didn’t pursue it seriously, otherwise I would’ve been able to play very well. I’ve tried to take it up again trying to remember how to read the notes, but I failed. That, with my inability to practice on my own, be it lack of discipline or lack of time, I just couldn’t do it by myself. I get so frustrated that I keep making mistakes, and I would just give up altogether.

Now, that I have all the time in the world, I thought I would sign up for piano classes. I plan to go for classes, so I would be out of the house, atleast once a week, and go to an environment where I’m surrounded with instruments, and teachers, and it would finally give me the confidence/discipline to continue pursuing my piano dreams.

I’ve made research on the internet, and try to find classes where they offer students like me (read : mature students) and with somewhat basic or no music background at all. Somewhere close by, so I can either drive there, with ample of parking or I could GRAB my way there.

My first choice was One Utama, for years, I saw a company that can offer just that, however, when I went there last week, it was already closed down. Maybe they just couldn’t wait for me to get off my a** anymore, or maybe it was just because of COVID19, and it actually had absolutely nothing to do with me.

So, I resorted to another option, near TESCO Mutiara Damansara. They offered everything that I wanted, and the price for classes was not that bad. After much thinking, and procrastination, I can share that I have finally managed to sign up for a trial class this Thursday, and I gotta say, I am looking forward to it. Even with all the butterflies, and feeling a bit nervous, I am also so excited!!!

Maybe I could share my journey of re-learning the piano again with you guys, and we can go through it together, and probably inspire you all to also pursue your dreams, even if you think that its too late.

Wish me luck!

AZ.

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