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#995971 - 01/14/09 09:47 AM First lesson in 34 years
Sam S Offline
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Registered: 12/12/07
Posts: 1572
Loc: Georgia, USA
Yikes! It's true. The last time I had a piano lesson was in 1974. I was a music major in college, trying to become a school band director (which never happened, but that's another story). We had to take class piano my freshman year - you know - everyone in one room at electronic keyboards - I hated that. In my sophomore year I had actual lessons, one on one with a teacher. I had taken a few lessons before college, but not much. My focus was on band - clarinet.

A year ago I got serious about the piano again, and started self-study. I guess I was trying to recapture my lost youth. I worked my way through Alfred's book three, using an old, short, electronic keyboard, practicing about an hour a day. It was fun, although I can't say I made a lot of progress.

Then, a few days before Christmas, I came home to a great surprise. My wife had arranged to borrow a piano from our church, and there it was, installed in the dining room, a 50 year old Wurlitzer upright, which the church was more than happy to get out of their way. What can I say? It plays, and I'm happy.

My wife also got me two months of piano lessons, and my first lesson is this week. Wish me luck!

Sam

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#995972 - 01/14/09 09:54 AM Re: First lesson in 34 years
Monica K. Offline

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Welcome to the forum, Sam, and good luck with your first lesson! Make sure to let us know how it went.

p.s. What a sweet surprise from your wife.
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#995973 - 01/14/09 10:06 AM Re: First lesson in 34 years
Gilbert Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 442
Loc: Ireland
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#995974 - 01/14/09 10:58 AM Re: First lesson in 34 years
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
Welcome Sam,
That's exciting. I can't wait to hear how your lesson goes.
\:\)
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“The doubters said, "Man cannot fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try,"
And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
― Bruce Lee

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#995975 - 01/14/09 11:59 AM Re: First lesson in 34 years
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
that's a great story, and i wish someone would surprise me like that, with a piano!

good luck with your lessons!

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#995976 - 01/14/09 12:38 PM Re: First lesson in 34 years
Mark... Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 4383
Loc: Jersey Shore
You do realize your next lesson is in 2043? \:D

Welcome back!!!

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