Are you afraid of the next best step? What if it doesn’t work? What if it isn’t for me? What if I can’t find the time? What if, what if, what if, what if… There are ALWAYS going to be what if’s. If you spend your life sitting around thinking ‘what if’ statements, well, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, that’s not really a life lived fulfilling your dreams now, is it? In fact, I would say it’s a formula for ensuring they remain unrealised. How long have you been putting it off? Come on, no fibs, how long have you been thinking about taking the plunge – days, months, years, decades! For goodness sake, even one day of not doing what you would love to be able to do is surely one too many!
I speak to so many people who tell me they can’t quite believe that it might be possible to return to what they love and adore. They think they are too old, too busy, too rusty, it’s too late, it’s too hard to do ‘properly’ (whatever that means) blah, blah, blah. I’ve heard it all, excuses, excuses, excuses.
When are you going to realise that you DO NOT have to play the piano ‘perfectly’. There is no such thing actually. It’s an impossibility. Why on earth start with a premise of not being able to do something. That’s so unfair. I can’t believe that some people have been set up to fail from the beginning. This is not because of anything that they have done but because they have had a belief instilled in them that they have to play everything to an inch of perfection or it’s just not worth it and, therefore, they are not worth it. We must STOP this ridiculousness! Now!
You are capable. You do not have to have a special ‘talent’. You CAN do this. This is available to you, yes you! You do not have to play perfectly, rather, you are inherently wired to play naturally and musically. Music is in your DNA. You cannot help but BE musical. I’m sorry if that surprises you but in my experience, it’s true.
If you compare the amount of people who have had piano lessons in their childhood with the amount of people who still play you would have to agree that there seems to be a huge discrepancy. Surely this says something about the possibility that we need to improve the methodologies used for presenting music to students. It does not have to be hard. It does not have to be arduous. It does not even have to be time consuming. There does not need to be hours and hours of scales. It is actually quite easy and available to anyone.
I was so excited last night when one of my students came in with a page and a half of music already learnt over the holiday period, with no input from me whatsoever. She played it effortlessly – it was instinctive and intuitive. This is the moment I live for. Yes, there is ground work before we can exist in and soak up the experience of this magical place of achievement, accomplishment and complete surrender to the path we have been travelling. It works. If this path is followed, it never not works.
In the same way as our speech is almost inborn, we are equipped and I would even say commanded to have an intimate experience of music. This program provides you with the tools to be self- generative to the extent that I eventually work my way out of a job and you get to keep music in your life forever. Exactly as it should be.
If you would like to find out how you can reconnect with your passion to add music into your life again, and keep it ENJOYABLE, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your best contact number and I’ll give you a call to discuss some possibilities for you.