Monday, March 24, 2008


I've always loved music of all kinds and while growing up often immersed myself in playing my viola as a way to get away. I still play it occasionally but not as often as I wish. I really wish Lake City had a community orchestra but that is apparently a little much to ask for. When we lived in Texas I had an audition set up for the community orchestra there just before we had to move away. Being a violist I am almost guaranteed a spot in a community orchestra because there are so few of us so we are always needed. Except for somewhere like a college town (g'ville) because of the university competition. Anyhow, I missed my opportunity. Lately, as in at least for the past six months or so, I've had this intense urge to learn to play the piano. I've never had that much interest in it before. I've always enjoyed listening to the piano but now I really want to learn. And I want the boys to learn as well. It is also something a little more (okay a lot more) mainstream than the viola so my chances of finding a used piano and a piano teacher are probably pretty good, even in Lake City.

I have no idea why I'm even sharing this right now. It's been on my mind lately and so here it is. I was actually in Starbucks last week and saw a piano masters cd that I would have loved to purchase if we weren't on a "spend not an unnecessary penny plan" while we start our business and get out of debt. It just keeps popping up everywhere. My cousin Lindsay and I were talking on the plane on our way to CT a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned this thrift shop where she often sees used pianos and that she really wants to learn to play the piano. Maybe it's a sign that it needs to be my next musical endeavor. I've always been involved in music my whole life whether through instruments or dance and that's one thing that I've let slip away with our move to Lake City and then having kids. It's very important to me and something I definitely want to share with my children. I think the piano would be perfect and I even have a perfect spot for it now that we've rearranged some furniture with the addition of our new office.

Okay, enough rambling for one morning. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I've been getting the urge to get back into music (viola, of course!) as well! In fact, over the weekend I sent out a few emails to various orchestra/symphonies in the area to see if I can find someone to give me lessons!

    I hope you are able to find exactly what you're looking for!

    Have you looked on craigslist??