I’ve been practicing the piano lots over the past couple of weeks. All of my friends are incredibly supportive of this learning journey, and I think they may have too high of expectations! They email me songs that I should learn, continue to tell me that they can’t wait to hear me play, etc. Interestingly, none of them can actually play the piano! I’m glad for their votes of confidence, but I’m afraid this fifty hour journey is not going to equate me with any world-renowned pianist.
So, I was just wandering through the virtual world of YouTube for some inspirational piano videos and I saw this video of an 8-Year-Old pianist! AMAZING!
I doubt I’ll ever be like her (largely because I don’t have near her commitment)! Regardless, I am getting into a rhythm of my practices. I like to start a practice with a scale (I’ve learned how to do the C scale, and another one that I can’t remember the name of), and then work on my songs for my lesson. After that, I am working on some really challenging songs from my beginner worship book. I am trying to master two songs out of there by the end of the semester. After this, I return to one of my favourite songs that I have already mastered to end my practicing with something enjoyable, and leave my practice on a note of success! It seems to work well.
I hope that this project will turn into a lifelong learning project. I love my lessons, and my classmates are already begging me to return to lessons in the fall!