"Those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly we are not the same afterwards."
These words are from a book, and film, called 'The Life of Pi' by Yann Martel. When I read it a few days ago it reminded me that we all have a story the result of which is your actions today.
Why you started playing the piano is your musical story. For me, it started with my grandmother insisting my mother went to piano lessons instead of dancing lessons. The premise being money was tight and if a skill was to be invested in it would be a skill for life "... and you won't be dancing when you are 70!".
Well she was right, and my mother became a great local piano teacher. However what my grandmother did not realise when she put her foot down all those years ago was that not only my mother, but her child, and her children would also benefit from that firm, unmoveable, decision made just after the war.
So what's your story? Why are you playing the piano today?
What story will your child tell about when they started wanting to learn the piano?
What is your story about why you stopped? (That's a sad one, I stopped playing for many years. I regret that, but I started again and that is what matters.)
Our teachers are very aware that they are the first point of contact with some children for their musical journey, and they aim to make it a good one. We know that sometimes we are helping someone start again, to relearn and at times to tackle a bad experience that made them stop in their past; or perhaps you moved house (or country) and never really found your musical feet again.
'Right now' is the perfect time to start playing again, to face the reason you stopped or to introduce your child to a world of music.
We don't just teach piano either. You can also learn guitar, violin, drums, ukulele, flute or to sing.
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Book online at https://www.stalybridgemusicacademy.com
Telephone: 0161 303 9966
Whats App: 0781 339 8977
Call in to 6-8 Melbourne Street, Stalybridge. SK15 2JE
What's your musical story?
Let us know in the comments.