A while ago my piano teacher and I were stuck between two pieces for me to play for my recital. I had recently been slacking off and not practicing so she decided to give me the easier piece. The other song was much faster and harder but she said this one was better so if I was busy and didn’t have time to practice, I would still be fine. I hated the song. So I finally spoke up and told her. She was really cool about it and let me change the song. While she got me new music, she also gave me “No One” for fun. Playing a song just for fun? A month or so ago I would’ve ignored the piece. I would’ve just stuck it in my piano bench. But over spring break I started playing piano more. It started as something to do on rainy days, but now I find myself sliding onto my bench and practicing. I would play for myself, not because my mom would yell at me to practice, but because I wanted to. I’ve begun to really enjoy playing piano. It’s a fun thing to do and I love the challenges I find in songs. When I finally get the part, it feels good because I could’ve just skipped the part and given up but I didn’t. I also could’ve just given up on piano altogether too and traded it in for time to hang out on Saturdays. But I didn’t because my mom refused to let me and for that I’m very thankful for. I guess sometimes she actually does know best.
No One - Alicia Keys
River Flows in You - Yiruma