A Frustrated Pianist

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Happy Birthday, Do-Re-Mi, and Love of My Life. These are all the songs I was able to play for piano recitals. My mom introduced me to piano lessons when I was five. I was a kid back then, so I had no interest in such activities.

Now that I have grown, and got exposed to different bands in the 90’s, I regret that I didn’t pursue playing the piano. Every time I see a portable piano, I wish I’d be able to play cool music with it. Maybe it’s not too late for me.

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11 thoughts on “A Frustrated Pianist

  1. I’m a frustrated pianist too. i learned how to play the piano when I was young for several years. I could still read notes up to now and play up to a certain extent, but I’m not good. I think it’s not late yet so long as we’re willing to devote time and hard work to really play the piano.

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  2. I can totally relate. I started playing the piano when I was nine, and played pretty much until I was 18. I stopped lessons after finishing high school, and then would play for church in the band as a keyboardist up until I got married. Just keep going for it! I find learning an instrument quite satisfying, even if you don’t end up making a job out of it. The important thing is to love it and be passionate about it, THEN you will be able to give it your best. Good luck!

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  3. I’ve studied how to play piano when I was about 4 or 5 years old but never really progressed from the basic note reading. I played organ in elementary and high school and stopped abruptly in college. Until now, I have not played a piano or an organ but I think I can still read notes. I find piano music relaxing and soothing.

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  4. I think you still have all the time to study how to play the piano. I learned how to play it when I was a kid. It had been my hobby. But when I started high school, I couldn’t find time to play it. And now, I think that I already forgot some lessons that I got in playing the piano because of lack of practice.

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  5. I know this pianist who also had this problem. She pursued a different line of work but still plays the piano once in a while. She was the one who taught me that playing the piano isn’t just about producing music; it’s also about disciplining yourself and learning how to focus better. The music can also give you some sort of peace whenever there’s too much negativity in her life.

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  6. Hope you don’t think it’s too late! I also wanted to try playing the piano during third grade. That means nine years old. I already thought it was too late then. But of course, it’s relative. I think if you have the commitment, nothing is ever too late 🙂

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