Were there times when you just didn’t think you were good enough? Were there moments when you doubted your musical ability? Did you develop a belief that perhaps music just wasn’t for you, that it was only for those ‘gifted’ people who seemed to understand all that black ink on the page? Did the music notes look like ants running across the page? Was music a puzzle that you couldn’t quite piece together?
I was speaking to a mother this morning who attended a school holiday program here at Rhythm and Tunes Piano School with her daughter a couple of years ago. She was telling me how the direct application of patterns, sentences and shapes onto the keyboard and the ability to play something straight away had given her daughter a sense of finally being able to play the piano. She was saying how she saw a shift in her to an “I can do it” attitude rather than believing it was just all too hard and would take too long. She is now considering taking lessons herself!
So just because you learnt how to play using a particular methodology that didn’t work for you in the past DOES NOT MEAN that you can’t experience the magical feeling of exploring and connecting with your inner sense of musicality. Sometimes the framework of belief that you have built up needs to be dismantled and rebuilt using concepts that make more sense to you. It’s not the end of the world if it didn’t work for you the first time.
The question is – are you willing to give it another go? Are you willing to take that step of faith? Do you have the courage to develop a ‘new’ way of looking at music. Can you let go of the old way you were taught and open up your mind to the possibility that there just might be a better way, a way that clicks with you this time? A way that has you playing with a sense of FREEDOM that you didn’t even know existed?
If you said ‘yes’ to these questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org your best contact number and we can jump on the phone for a chat about your musical dreams and aspirations.