I’m 14 and about a year ago I listened to a recording of James Galway playing the flute. I nagged and nagged at my parents to let me try having lessons.
Six months ago I succeeded and they booked them. So I’ve been having lessons since then, once a fortnight. A couple of weeks ago I took my grade 3 exam and got 91% and distinction
I heard a friend playing piano, and as it was my birthday a week or two ago, asked for lessons from my parents as my main present. I’ve had two and now I’m playing grade 1 and working towards taking grade 2 in spring.
I absolutely LOVE playing both instruments immensely. I’ve had singing lessons for two years but never enjoyed it as much.
I’ve just given up singing lessons. I’ve learnt how to sing and am not progressing. Now I’m wondering if in about a year or less, I could take up a different instrument. My parents said it should be ok, I’ve offered to do lots of chores around the house to earn it. Flute and piano are both very common instruments, and I wanted to try my hand at a couple of others.
Although it’s another common one, I love the sound of lots of strings playing together, and wondered about that.
Any ideas for any other instruments? Preferably an orchestra instrument. I’m not a big fan of saxophone, guitar or drums.
Oh, my tone on the flute is pretty good. I once played to my music teacher and she thought I was grade 5 or 6 and had been playing for 5 years. I’ve mastered vibrato too.