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I received my first ( digital) piano from my hubby on Christmas Day in 2009.
I got my acoustic ( with silent system on 22 October 2010.

From that first Christmas to now, I have played every day barring when I was sick or traveling.

I am feeling amazed and thrilled that I have kept the promise I made to myself on that first day!

I am feeling particularly merry on this Christmas morning.

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I restarted as a New Year's resolution back in 2009, so a bit more than a decade for me too!

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Around Christmas 2009 was also when I resolved to get a teacher and committed to finding a new piano. Both came a short time later and have been a big part of my life ever since. Feeling very grateful. Happy Holidays you you all!

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I'm in awe of you folks! Merry Christmas! 🙇‍♂️


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That's amazing, Cheryl! Music has such power, richness, and variety that it can keep us interested for years on end. I've passed the 6 year mark, yet had some time off for a move (nearly a year). I guess I should just call it 6 and call it a day!


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I started from scratch in 2010 on a digital, then had a lapse of about six months or so, then started up again and have played every day I'm home since then. Got a teacher in 2014. Got my acoustic in 2015. It's my Christmas present to beat all Christmas presents, though I didn't get it for Christmas!

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I returned to serious piano study 2 years ago after a 25 year gap.


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Wow, it’s been 9 years already!
My achievement in almost a decade is that I completely trained my husband. When I restarted piano lessons in 2009, I had to be content with my old upright piano kept in my study. He complained constantly how loud I was playing.

A few years later, I was able to buy my first grand piano 5’8” Baldwin. My husband was shocked how big that was and thought I was crazy. The location for the piano moved to the living room. My husband did not agree to place it in the most prominent and best place - on the recessed floor under the high ceiling close to the double door entrance. At that time the spot was used for a large flat screen TV, a set of leather couches and a lounge chair. He used to like to lie down on the couch and watch TV. Oh it was so loud that often interfered with my practicing. Gradually he stopped watching TV. Probably could not stand the noise competition. He now uses his iPad now with headsets.

In 2016 I bought my current piano, 7’2” Schimmel grand and placed it on the recessed floor. This time around he was not even surprised. He said he knew it would happen anytime. He said that he was surprised that I did not keep the old piano for two piano sessions. Now he sleeps through my practice. Didn’t I do a good job?

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I'm only a half decade since I came back to playing on Jan. 24th 2015. Started with Rachel Jimenez's Fundamental Keys to get my footing again, and here I still am, which is quite astounding to me. 😊


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Mine is just a year, well 13 months after 40 years of no piano.

I could hardly read music a year ago. My fingers are regaining control and speed. I always make sure at least half of what I am learning is music I enjoy listening to.

I am generally pleased with my progress.

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Great milestone, cas.


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It really is the achievement of the decade! We are all so impressed and proud of you.

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Originally Posted by casinitaly
I received my first ( digital) piano from my hubby on Christmas Day in 2009.
I got my acoustic ( with silent system on 22 October 2010.

From that first Christmas to now, I have played every day barring when I was sick or traveling.

I am feeling amazed and thrilled that I have kept the promise I made to myself on that first day!

I am feeling particularly merry on this Christmas morning.

Best wishes to all!


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Originally Posted by FarmGirl
Wow, it’s been 9 years already!
My achievement in almost a decade is that I completely trained my husband. When I restarted piano lessons in 2009, I had to be content with my old upright piano kept in my study. He complained constantly how loud I was playing.

A few years later, I was able to buy my first grand piano 5’8” Baldwin. My husband was shocked how big that was and thought I was crazy. The location for the piano moved to the living room. My husband did not agree to place it in the most prominent and best place - on the recessed floor under the high ceiling close to the double door entrance. At that time the spot was used for a large flat screen TV, a set of leather couches and a lounge chair. He used to like to lie down on the couch and watch TV. Oh it was so loud that often interfered with my practicing. Gradually he stopped watching TV. Probably could not stand the noise competition. He now uses his iPad now with headsets.

In 2016 I bought my current piano, 7’2” Schimmel grand and placed it on the recessed floor. This time around he was not even surprised. He said he knew it would happen anytime. He said that he was surprised that I did not keep the old piano for two piano sessions. Now he sleeps through my practice. Didn’t I do a good job?


You've got him trained!. I had a similar piano acquisition journey. Started on a 61 key keyboard, then an old Wurlitzer console, then a Yamaha U1, then I rebuilt a 1927 C. Bechstein Model L grand. I added a room on to the house to be the music room, with doors that close so my wife can catch a break. I recently upgraded to a 30 year-old Yamaha C3. So currently there are two grands in the music room, set up back to back. The Bechstein is for sale, but who knows how long that will take!

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Sam, you can rebuild piano! That’s a talent. I wish you were in AZ.

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I congratulate everybody who achieved their decade long goal. I got into violin lessons earlier in life that didn't go well. Eventually I ended up joining a music group and pushing myself to practice every week.

I started learning piano / keyboard late due to family responsibilities. I did set some basic guidelines as to the direction of my practice and the pieces I'd be working on. I didn't think I would last 1 decade. Today I'm playing pieces with different styles. Some days when I'm sick, I'd play up to a half hour and other days I'd do up to 2.

I don't like to set resolutions I can't keep. People in my family are old-fashioned. They think that you have to have talent and start music lessons early (before age 10). In my younger days I was a slow learner that I couldn't get further than finding the Mid-C and the first song "Twinkle". Nobody around would buy a keyboard as a gift.

I find that playing music is a good way to release stress at the end of the day. 3 months ago I was traveling and played on a public piano. My time on a piano / keyboard can be a practice session or a mini recital depends on how well I know the pieces I'm working on.

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Cheryl, I saw your post and this is so wonderful.

Congratulations! and many heartfelt wishes from Greece (right now).

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Hard to believe I've only been at this for 2 years! I often wonder how much further along I'd be if I had started playing as a child, but better to start playing as an adult child than not at all.

Congratulations to everyone; it's inspiring to hear your stories smile

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