There are people out there who forever regret having childhood piano lessons: my sister is one of them. Forced, kicking and screaming for five years of lessons, she has never said. â€˜Iâ€™m glad I was forced to take lessonsâ€™ and she has.never wanted to touch a piano... and never will. Her hatred runs deep. And yes, she had an excellent teacher.
Interesting. I also have never met anyone who regretted having been forced into piano lessons. I HAVE met many who regretted quitting lessons at a young age.
My younger sister had a different reaction. After I left for college, my parents suscribed her for piano lessons. Like bennevis, her teacher got her up to a diploma level before she went to college. Then she minored in piano performance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music where she went for her degree in psych. Her jury piece was Hammerklavier
mvt 1. Today her and my brother-in-law have a grand in their parlour, which she refers to as "his piano." She doesn't touch it normally unless dragged reluctantly to play a duet with her husband or one of the children. Usually not the children since it's my brother-in-law's job to play duets with the kids! LOL.
Some people will get their piano to a high level and discover they just aren't interested in it and quit for good. It's strange to me, but I guess she should understand it as she's a shrink... LOL