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#1435022 - 05/12/10 09:15 AM Re: Torn in half - need advice [Re: HappyApple]
TrapperJohn Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
Posts: 3550
Loc: Chocolatetown, USA
Originally Posted By: HappyApple
I took a dozen lessons. Totally bored. And my teacher would never 'show' me anything. I started 'self-teaching' in August of '09. I bought books and actually studied, took the tests, played everyday, studied on the internet, learned the keys, chords...I feel like I have learned more in 9 months than I could have learned in 5 years of lessons. There have been less than 5 days in 9 months that I don't sit at my piano.(until I just HAVE to get up!) It is one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling things in my life. And I see and feel growth every week. I would like to find a teacher that would show me the secrets, tricks, chord patterns... I'm almost 50 and am not going to be a concert pianist. But I can play just about any song in my church hymnal! And I am loving every minute of it. I guess I wanted a teacher that would show me more.


One of the best (and most inspiring) posts I've read anywhere in the forums at any time - there is much wisdom in this for all us self-teachers - thanks HappyApple - you've made me a HappyCamper! thumb

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#1435032 - 05/12/10 09:39 AM Re: Torn in half - need advice [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Fyrcek, oops, you must have posted while I was typing.

Anyway,I am glad you came to a decision. Now, back to the keyboard and find your joy again!
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