Guitar Lessons: Should I Play Guitar Or Drums?

Are You Gonna Be My Girl Guitar Lesson

Hi I am a 13 year old girl. I’ve played piano since I was 5 but I’ve never had any passion for it. I do it because my mom made me and I hated every singles minute of it. Anyways, today I decided its enough. At the lesson my teacher said how I don’t care about music and stuff that hurts me. She asked why I don’t want to play piano and I told her I’m sorry I have no passion and I told her how my parents make me. I started crying and stuff and then she had a long talk with my mom. In the car my mom was disappointed but I told her how I felt. She wants me to play piano cause she wants me to have a skill so in 3 years when I need a job I can make it useful, like becoming a piano teacher. I understand that money is tight in our family, but that doesn’t mean I just have to keep playing piano to have money. I told her that I wanted to play something else, something I’m passionate about. I really don’t like piano. I feel like it’s a waste of time and I even cried when I talked to my mom about quitting. I’ve always wanted to play drums or guitar, so I told her that when she asked me what I wanted. What do you guys think? Am
I right? I need opinions. Should I pursue my dream, or just let my mom control my life and be in my personal hell? I know for sure I want to play the guitar cause I just love it. I have one and I even tried to teach myself how to play! It’s surprising cause I’m lazy to be honest. If I do play guitar/drums though, I don’t know what to decide. Guitar will hurt my fingers but I am willing to overlook that. I don’t know how to describe it I just love this instrument and the sound and everything about it. I know 110% I will love it. On the other hand, there’s drums. I know I will love it since my older brother played it and he taught me some stuff before he went to college and moved away. He’s in a band and he practices at his friend’s house so we don’t have drums, that’s the problem. Our house doesn’t have a garage so really I can’t practice. Also, my dad thinks drums is for boys but I’m sorry dad I get to choose about this. I’m leaning towards guitar, but again, I need opinions. Do you guys think I’m right? And should I do guitar? Thanks for the help.


  1. loki says:

    Question…How do you get a drummer off your porch?

    Answer…Pay for the pizza.

    Learn the guitar

  2. Adriana says:

    I think you should follow your dream, and not let your mother run your life, because if you follow something because your parents force you rather than you like, it will become a frustration. You follow what you like, follow your dreams. Good Luck. :)

  3. Otto says:

    I think you should definitely play guitar although I am quite biased because I play guitar myself. But it is so awesome!! Drums are cool too but guitar is soo much better and it is way more varied, I mean there are so many different styles of guitar playing, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Spanish and more! It is quite daunting but you are young and you can already apply what you’ve learned on piano to guitar, I’m sure you’ve learned some theory but it will also help with your technique too. With the amount of information in books/magazine and the internet you can easily teach yourself, this is what I did but you might as well take a few lessons so you don’t pick up any bad habits. Also, you can get a decent guitar for really cheap and you can practice it in any room in your house (I even take mine into the bathroom) and you don’t have to worry about being too noisy unlike the drums.
    You are totally right to quit the piano if you have no passion for it, you will never sound good on an instrument if you have no passion for it. So pursue your dream and do not let your mom control your life.

  4. Lauren says:

    In my opinion, Guitar takes more skill. If you have a good rythym go for drums. I played guitar for 3 years so I personally like guitar better. (So will your neighbors) ;D