We are never too old to learn how to play the piano

When I first started piano lessons I was 30. It was a group lesson so there was another student in the room, a little girl about 5 years old. My piano teacher is a young woman is her early twenties, and yes she is hot in case you are wondering.

Usually the age gap alone would have embarassed me enough not to continue lessons, but it is has been a lifelong dream of mine to be able to play.

The first few months of lessons felt like I was at a party I wasn’t invited to. My teacher was cold and distant. She only spoke to me to either say “Play like this” or when the lesson was over “You can go”.

I told myself it was because I was still new to her and did not let it bother me. I kept going to lessons every week and played the songs taught to me without question. At this point I was playing “London Bridge is Falling Down” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.

As I got more comfortable at the music school, I started going to lessons 2 hours early to practice and stayed an hour longer afterwards to practice some more. Soon, I went to practice everyday afer work. The teacher did not know about it.

She only found out a few months later when the administration clerk told her. Hmmm…, 2 young attractive women talking about me, this can’t be bad.

The following week, her eyes sparkled the moment she saw me at lessons, her attitude changed and she became chatty and friendlier.

It was quite a transformation. Even the lessons became more intensed as she became more interested to see me improve. Her new found passion in me forced me to practice harder as I did not want to disappoint her. Bethoveen and St. Saen are now not beyond me, recently I managed to play Fur Elise smoothly.

The piano itself is a complex and sophisticated instrument. The laws of physics and engineering are a lot at work while our fingers dance on those ivory keyboards.

This realization has made me feel lucky that I did not learn the piano as a child as I would not have understood how a note sound of the piano reaches across the living room much in the same way as light from a distant star travels across the universe.

I can connect what I learned in university with my love for piano music.

I can name the composer to the classical music I hear at the supermarket sometimes.

Mothers to the other kids at the music school gazed with admiration and nodded approvingly at me.

The ladies at the office giggled and swooned after they knew.

Life has changed since I have been able to play. No, we are never too old to learn how to play the piano.

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