A couple of months ago, Knowing Kimberley had a nice post about her daughter learning to play the piano. My son has just started piano lessons (he asked for them but children are fickle), leaving us with rather a dilemma. You see, people who are musical tend to say that you really, really need a real piano if you want to play. However, as we live in north London, we have no wall space for an upright and would need to get rid of a piece of furniture to fit one in. Which would break my heart if no one ends up playing it. Never mind the cost. Still, he needed something to practise on.
We ended up getting this:
We’ve all had a go on it and have discovered that playing the piano is more difficult than it looks. My left hand is not used to having to work particularly hard. Plus, I am not used to having to move my hands over the keys – I played the trumpet as a child and that wasn’t a skill I needed.
So I’ve decided to get some lessons. I’ve had a look on Gumtree, Next Door and here and have found someone who teaches part time at a school and is able to give lessons in the day at my house.