Monday, March 30, 2009

Learning is Slow

My graduate school advisor gave me a piece of advice when I got close to my commencement, "As soon as you begin teaching," he said, "begin to learn something new."

It was good advice. I decided to try to learn piano, and, wow, it has sure kept me in touch with the difficulty of learning. I have just gotten to the end of my adult beginner piano book, and, boy, oh boy, it is not easy to learn! I respect pianists so much! This evening I performed (in my running clothes!) an impromptu piano recital and if you can even just faintly recognize the song, I'll consider it progress!