Is the kind of question that makes you think after:”…did I really want to know??…”
Anyway, is interesting to hear the different reasons.
Adults mostly come because, they finally retired so now they can really do what they always dreamed of (my advice don’t make your dreams wait).
Others because they learned when they were little ,and had the kind of teacher that was waiting with a whip hided behind their back, so now they want to have a good experience.
(They don’t know that I hide mine in the closet.)
Some people want to challenge themselves trying something new, the warrior style.
Then you have the children:
- I don’t know
- My mom wants me to do it
- I really like music
They are pretty honest with their answers. I have a new student, she is 5 years old, she came to the first lesson dressed in happiness and enthusiasm (not very common), she learned “Mary had a little lamb” and she put her arms up and screamed: I CAN DO IT!! ,almost five times.In that moment I wanted to hug her and ask her to give me the secret of ,how do we keep that kind of high self-steam,trust in ourselves and enthusiasm during our life?
Playing piano for me was always a fun experience. My mother didn’t have to push me to practice because I was always ready to learn new songs.
I used to take to my lessons the songs I wanted to learn, mostly Charlie Garcia, Genesis,Lyle Mays, Pink Floyd and more.
I really hope that people can have a good experience of learning how to play piano or any instrument.
And is ok to try different instruments until you find the right one for you, but you need to give yourself enough time.
I don’t want to imagine 5 or 10 years from now in the future somebody remembering me as the scary piano teacher that ruined my interest for music.
I don’t think will be like that, anyway, only in case I will still hide the whip…ha ha