Today I have a little surprise for you!
I decided to record a short video and share with you a very important mindset that is often neglected nowadays when it comes to musical performance:
Mastering an instrument is not easy, nor fast.
If you’re expecting instant fabulous results after a couple of weeks of practice – then you will surely be disappointed!
Piano playing cannot be ‘tailored’ to match the modern ‘fast-food’ mentality and the fast, stressful, sometimes shallow approach to life that we’re used to nowadays.
Brilliance and fulfillment in musical performance do not come from tensed effort, from hurry or from temporary goals of ‘winning a competition’, ‘passing an exam’ or ‘pleasing your teachers/parents’.
Mastering a musical instrument is a lifetime commitment. It requires true love for music, dedication, passion, perseverance and LOTS of patience – being also one of the most rewarding decisions you’ll ever make!
A lifetime commitment to piano playing comes from realizing who we really are and what we want from life. It is a sign of emotional maturity and wisdom.
Making a commitment to our instrument brings us lots of joy and fulfillment, makes us whole, brings meaning to our life.
At the same time, it means being ready to make sacrifices and compromises, to go on when we’re tired, to get up when we fall, to have faith and believe in ourselves when things get tough, to have an open mind and be willing to grow, to be forgiving and compassionate (with ourselves and with others), and not allow temporary hardships get in the way of our dreams!
Mastering a musical instrument is not easy – and there’s a long road ahead. But I believe that the beauty of this journey is soooooooooo worth the drive!!!
ENJOY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!
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