Piano Nanny

Some years back, we bought a piano for our son and got him a teacher. I wanted him to have the opportunity I didn’t have to learn to play at a young age. I looked at the piano sitting there a few times and wondered if I should join him on the journey, but each time I thought about it or even went further to attempt it, I would give up because I imagined I was too old to start learning that now. I wondered when I would become good enough or when I would be able to play like so and so.

A few weeks back, my husband sent me a video of Deshun Wang, an eighty year old Chinese Grandpa who started learning English at age 44, started working out at 50 and did his first cat walk at 79. I realized I had allowed the thought of being too old become my excuse for giving up on learning to play the piano.

After acknowledging my plight and coming to terms with the truth that it’s never too late to start something new, I decided I would try again and just take baby steps… no pressure at all. I moved the piano to my room and found a good teacher online www.pianonanny.com  I wonder if this has anything to do with my baby steps plan or it’s just a coincidence. I think they’re absolutely amazing. In today’s world, if you can read, you can learn almost anything online. I’ve asked a friend to check on me from time to time to see if I’m still on it.

So, what’s your story? Is there anything you’ve put off as well for the same reason? Feel free to share and be encouraged to make a fresh start. We can do this!


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  1. We visited the national stadium surulere recently and stumbled into a skating club, we decided to enroll the kids. On a second thought, I felt mummy and daddy could join since I will have to be bringing them , what will I be doing while they practice.
    As at yesterday , we went to our 3rd lesson , my 3 sons are skating like experts while mummy and daddy is still full of fears with several falls. I was thinking of giving up, but I will continue until I can skate with my 4 Kids. I told the coach I am old and not flexible but its been fun. On the piano, I had exact experience, I will look up the website and who knows, it’d never too late. Shalom

  2. Thank you for sharing this. You are right, never too late as long as one is willing to try and not give up. Will get back to you on what mine is once I start!!!

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