Learning a musical instrument has always been something I wanted to do. So why not now? Let’s give this a go!
Valerie has been giving me guitar lessons here and there for the past couple of months and I’ve learned the first 3 strings, reading the music, playing simple songs (very slowly :)), and realized how much work learning an instrument is. Valerie took lessons for a year before her teacher went back to college and we’ve just never found her a new teacher. I was hoping this challenge may spark her interest in the guitar again. I’m not quite sure if that happened because apparently I’m a difficult student. I make way too many side comments, don’t concentrate, and I sing while I play (which bugs Val to death). I do think she realized how difficult it can be to be a teacher though.
I probably should have practiced in between lessons if I really wanted to make progress. But that didn’t happen :). Funny, because when Val was taking lessons I was always begging her to practice. Now she was begging me, haha. Love how the shoe was on the other foot this time around. So basically I think we both learned more about how it is to have our roles swapped more so than anything about the guitar, which isn’t a bad thing.
Here we are! Val is trying to be patient with me as I slooooowly try to read the notes to Rockin Robin. And yes that is a kiddie guitar and I’m borrowing Val’s sweatshirt in this photo :). Do you also like our little groupie there in the middle? Little guy never missed a lesson. I guess he didn’t mind my off key plucking.
And here’s my crazy tyrant of a teacher. Gotta love her.
More recaps to come!!