Have you ever wondered what it would actually be like to learn a musical instrument, often people say "I haven't got the time" or "It's too late for me to start"...
We thought it would be a good idea for our pupils to answer some questions that you may have, and you can hear from them directly what's involved in learning a musical instrument...
Let's hear from Trevor who is learning the Flute with us at My Music.
Q: How long have you been playing your instrument?
I returned to flute playing about six months ago after many years lay-off.
Q: Why did you start playing your instrument?
Many happy memories of enjoyable playing experiences in the past.
Q: What do you most enjoy about playing your instrument?
Improving my tone.
Q: Do you belong to any groups or orchestras?
As a flautist - not yet.
Q: What’s the most rewarding thing about learning a musical instrument as an adult?
Starting to produce a good, musical tone.
Q: What’s the most challenging thing about learning a musical instrument as an adult?
Getting the fingers to obey!
Q: What has been your favourite piece you have learnt to date and why?
It's a little early in the re-learning process to be able to tackle anything other than short pieces and studies etc. However, I'm looking forward to developing the technique to enable me to get back into playing J.S.Bach sonatas, as I once did.
Q: How often do you have lessons?
Once a month.
Do you want to get started?
We offer flexible lessons, that take place in our teaching rooms at Dawkes Music in Maidenhead. Lessons are scheduled between 9.30-5.30pm. Our pupils usually come weekly as we find this enables better progress, although some do some every other week and for more specialist queries and pro players they come every so often.
We hope you enjoy reading these pupil interviews and it might encourage you to take the leap into "giving it a go". All our teachers are professional, love what they do and have a passion for making music.
Why not email us for a FREE taster lesson......firstname.lastname@example.org