When I was a kid, my parents used to force me to take music lessons every summer. I remember to hate it so much, because I would have rather stay in my room and play computer games.
I was enrolled in various classes—piano lessons, guitar lessons and violin lessons. My mother was the one who is very persistent to bring me to this classes. This is because she came from a family of musicians. My grandfather used to be part of an orchestra so he trained all of his kids to be musically-inclined. My mother was doing the same to me.
But you know what, it didn’t turn out bad. I actually enjoyed it a lot! When I took music lessons, I have gained new friends. Most of the people I consider my closest friends are the ones I met when I was still taking music lessons. I also felt confident and not shy in front of lots of people. I also think that it helped me to be disciplined and work on my time management.
Learning music is also a good way to spend your free time. I realized that instead of sitting on the couch, watching television or surfing the internet for hours, I could just make use of my time and learn to play an instrument. In this way, my creativity is being challenged. I am also able to express my emotions through music. I have always wanted to be a musician, and learning to play various instruments gives me an edge.
Now, I’m taking music lessons again at Allans Music + Billy Hyde academy in Melbourne because I want to learn how to play the drums! I think it is one of the most challenging instruments to play because it requires concentration and good stamina. I can’t wait for my music lessons to start and I will most definitely share my experience with everyone.