You know, sometimes when I write, I get really worked up.
You know why? Because I care.
I care about how people teach, and how people learn.
Because I had “teachers” who were mean to me, did not teach with enough knowledge, implied that I was bad at playing, trashed my confidence, without a care. And I vowed to myself I never would do that to my students, or hire any teachers who would do that to their students.
But I also had some wonderful Teachers who are great at what they do, who are good at their craft not only in playing, but also more importantly in teaching. Those are great human beings who have inspired me to do the same for my students, every single day.
So yes, sometimes I might sound very straightforward and blunt about how I think and feel in my posts, but I think my readers would appreciate my honesty here.
I like our students to enjoy playing the piano, and I also like you, my readers, who might not be our students (per se), to enjoy learning music and playing the piano. Why?
Because playing the piano is not a torture. It’s not a punishment. And for sure it’s not boring.
Certainly, it’s HARD sometimes. And sometimes it feels horrible when you can’t get this one passage or a scale or a sight-reading exercise (gasp!! just think about that emoji that looks like “The Scream” by Edvard Munch) right. That can be painful for a while. But that’s called struggle, and that’s how we learn and progress after we have managed that struggle.
I hope you have learnt something from me on this blog – what I want to do here is to help you get better and enjoy more in your piano journey.
No matter where you are at in this music journey – time, level, effort- remember, this is YOUR journey. It’s personal, and it should be enjoyable.
Much blessings to all of you and happy playing,
P.S. Hey, I have a new scales video (series) coming out, check out the first one here!