Have you had an instrument sitting around for a while that you don’t know how to play? Have you not picked it up because you don’t know where to begin learning? Many people have had this same problem, so don't feel alone. We are here to help! At Music & Arts, the core of what we do, what drives us every day is to help you. It is our mission to help create musicians!
A big misconception is that it is "hard to learn an instrument". Have you ever stared at a piano and noticed ALL of those keys? 88 to be exact. It almost looks like an endless sea of notes. It is actually so much easier that it looks. You see the piano keys are multiple sets of 12 notes. These sets just repeat themselves: A-A#-B-C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#, and then it repeats over and over. So, in its simplest form, you are only dealing with 12 notes. That's not so bad right? Now it’s what you do with those notes that count.
So, now that we have that misconception out of the way, let’s talk about how to start. There are many ways to begin. You can look online and see if there is a video, maybe you have a friend that is going to teach you a couple things, you can buy a method book and try to teach yourself, or you could also tinker around with it until you figure it out. All of these methods I listed can eventually help you learn something, but the best way to learn how to play is to take lessons from a professional instructor.
You see, the differences between lessons on an internet video, trying to self-teach, and learning from your friend who is not a professional instructor are endless. The instructor on the video can’t help you pin point exactly what you are doing wrong if it just doesn’t sound right. It can be very difficult and frustrating to try to teach yourself if you can’t see the big picture and how all of the pieces fit together. Although your friend’s heart is in the right place, a professional instructor with education and experience can help put together a custom curriculum to help your individual leaning needs. Everybody is different, and everyone learns different. Music teachers have practiced, and studied most of their lives, and they have the skill necessary to make music easily understandable.
At Music & Arts we want to help you in any way we can to play your instrument. The only question is, what is your plan to learn your instrument?
If you are interested in checking out what a lesson with an instructor would look like, I encourage you to sign up for our FREE Pointers 4 Players class on Saturday January 14th 2017. At this class we will be helping students like yourself, who have received an instrument over the Holiday and they need help getting started. Although this event is focused on Keyboard, Guitar, and Drums, everyone is welcome, and we guarantee you will learn something about music. We will also be offering a $25 gift card when you sign up for lessons that day. For more information about Pointers 4 Players click HERE. To register, call 407-345-0544, or email us at OrlandoMilleniaMGR@MusicArts.com.