Many of us did take piano lessons as children but quit playing as we grew older. Maybe you have known that you wanted to return to lessons but just never found the time. Maybe you have been without an instrument and a piano has found its way into your life again. Its presence beckons your return. I’m always anxious to hear the story that lies behind your desire to return to lessons because your story is the thread that connects you to your original desire to make music. Some remember their childhood lessons fondly but more often, it seems, something went awry. The natural childhood desire for music making got tangled in other issues, parental pressure, performance anxiety, judgment, competition, a too strict teacher, and so on. These entanglements pushed us away from our innate enjoyment as music maker. Returning to piano lessons offers a chance to move beyond these old complications and recapture our original delight. I bring my training as an expressive arts therapist to my piano teaching and can help navigate a passage through the mine fields of the past so that rather than recreating your childhood musical traumas as adults, you can find a new relation.
The child that loved music and had the innocent desire to play still lives inside you and is just waiting for a second chance to make it happen. I invite you to try again. Come try a lesson and discover the joy of reconnecting with the piano as an adult. Contact me.
FOR THE JOY OF IT! Creative Arts Center, Mendocino, California