About six weeks ago I decided to do something that I have wanted to do for over ten years… Learn the piano! Previously I thought it would be too hard to learn an instrument at my age and life seemed to always get in the way, so I put it off.
Now that I am a parent, I’m always looking for ways to spend more time with my son and over the last couple of months, I have seen him take a very keen interest in music. It suddenly struck me that learning an instrument could be a great way for us to spend time together in the future. I ran out bought myself a piano and immediately started my learning adventure with the help of Pianote.
I had tried to learn other things through the help of the interwebs but had always experienced mixed results. I decided to give it a go anyway and I’m so glad I did.
The video above is my third attempt at one of my favorite songs from Interstellar, First Step. I’m still trying to improve my playstyle and timing, however, I’ve been very happy with the progress I’ve made so far.
For anyone who has wanted to learn an instrument or try something new, I implore you to take the first step and just do it. Life is too short to look back in regret. Carpe Diem!