That very same morning (I suspect that was the very first sign of an early onset of mid-life crisis) was filled with a lot of fierce determination, Google searches & eBay bidding. Four days later (you didn't see that coming did ya?) two men carried a hundred year old Hickie & Hickie upright piano into our living room. After my piano evening number one I can play you a very out of tune (because who's got the money to tune a piano they got off eBay, right? Tuning costs a fortune!) Rolling in the Deep - and, I reassure you, that is just the very beginning of my side-career as a pianist.
And here we are - a 20/30-something couple with 2 very naughty cats, 4 boring-to-death fish, a 100 year old piano, an extremely loud banjo & a ukulele that won't stay in tune for more than half a song. Our cold winter evenings have already been filled with the prospective joy of music, cat scratches & paw-kneaded biscuits and very angry neighbours who will get just as little sleep as we will!
Have you ever made a life-changing yet very spontaneous purchase?
Can you play any of these instruments?
If so, please do share your favourite teacher recommendations & learning resources in the comments below,
I'll be forever grateful!Follow