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#1002009 - 12/30/08 09:09 AM Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
RealizingMyDream Offline
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Registered: 12/29/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Georgia USA
Hi everyone - I stumbled across this forum last night and was so glad to find a group of people like me - older piano students! I'm 43, and have wanted to play piano since I was a little girl. But no money, then no time. My oldest son, who is 23 now, began piano at age 7, went to Shorter College in Organ & Piano, and now is a piano teacher at a studio. And finally, I'm taking advantage of his gifts and abilities and learning!

I started around Thanksgiving, and have been practicing like crazy. My other kids think it's funny how obsessed I've become, even looking up music history to read. :-)

I'm currently working on some easy piano classics - Bach's Minuet in G & Little Prelude, Straebogg's Little Fairy Waltz, and some easy hymns.

It's truly a dream realized.
Just beginning but lovin' every minute of it!

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#1002010 - 12/30/08 09:33 AM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, RealizingMyDream! \:\) That is *way* cool that you are learning from your son. What a special way to share some time together. But I have to warn you... piano obsession is a progressive disease. \:D
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#1002011 - 12/30/08 10:36 AM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
majones Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 331
Loc: Deep East Texas Piney Woods
Welcome, I too raised my teacher. Love it when she talks to me in her teacher voice.

Again, welcome.


#1002012 - 12/30/08 10:55 AM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 10905
Loc: Georgia, USA
Hi there, RealizingMyDream, and let me say welcome to the ABF from a fellow Georgian!

And, congratulations to you and your son regarding both of your musical accomplishments. I can relate to your situation to an extent; I taught my oldest son how the play the guitar when he was a youngster and now he is almost a semi-pro Blues-Rock player with his own band. His guitar playing skills have far exceeded any that I may have had at any given time. \:\)

I too have fallen in love with the piano in the last few years (in my old age of 51 \:\) ).

I look forward to reading your contributions here.

Take care and Happy New Year!

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#1002013 - 01/05/09 02:34 PM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1358
Loc: MA
I'm glad you are finally realizing your dream!
I am close to your age and have a son who just turned 18. Even during the difficult teen years we were always able to relate to each other through music. He plays guitar, bass and a little bit of piano.

Now I am also finally realizing my dream.
“The doubters said, "Man cannot fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try,"
And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
― Bruce Lee

#1002014 - 01/05/09 06:49 PM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
RealizingMyDream Offline
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Registered: 12/29/08
Posts: 7
Loc: Georgia USA
Glad to "meet" all of you!
Just beginning but lovin' every minute of it!

#1002015 - 01/05/09 07:53 PM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
TTigg Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Southern California
Welcome (love the handle)

Yep it's amazing to be finally doing something many of us have been dreaming (putting off) for some time. You'll find LOTS of great encouragement and info on these forums, they're a great bunch..

Congrats on beginning the journey, BTW hope you're getting a good discount \:\)

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#1002016 - 01/05/09 08:34 PM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 298
Loc: New Hampshire
Welcome! That's wonderful that you've started lessons and are enjoying them. I started lessons again this past June at age 42 and have been having been enjoying them immensely. I took lessons as a kid for about two years and have wanted to start again for the last 10 or so years. Switching to a job in academia has given me the time to finally pursue this dream. It's so nice to have this forum to share our piano adventures.
"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997.

#1002017 - 01/05/09 09:13 PM Re: Hello Everyone! Newbie here!
NancyM333 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1550
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
Welcome to the forum! I always hear about the great programs at Shorter College, but I haven't been there for anything. I hope your son is enjoying his piano teaching career. It truly is a calling.

Several people who take lessons with my teacher began as adults, and they are all making wonderful progress. It's a very satisfying pursuit, and it's a lot of fun to see them play at our adult recital parties.

I'm amazed--I think the state of Georgia is taking over this forum!


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