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  • Alexandra Tobor

    11 March, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Yes! Piano lessons do pay of! I had lessons as a child for about one year. I was 6 or 7 back then and I had to quit because my family was moving to another country. I am 40 now, I started playing the harp one year ago and progressed quickly. It was like suddenly remembering EVERYTHING (even the things I never got a chance to learn!) about playing music. Every harp teacher I’ve met was like “You must have had piano lessons!” Which is amazing and puzzling to me, because it was just this one year as a child. I think that learning to coordinate both hands is kinda like learning how to ride a bicycle or swim. It’s really hard do un-learn it. Even after years, your body remembers. It’s absolutely amazing! I had trouble getting back into reading music, though.