I have never written my own music, but I have played the alto saxophone since I was about 10 years old. It's more of a recreational thing for me now. Although at one point I considered going to college to major in music. I'm still fairly decent with it even though I don't play very often anymore. I mostly just play in community band with my dad (he plays drums). I also have a soprano saxophone that I'd love to get better at playing! I think I need formal lessons for that one though just for technique reasons. Lessons are pretty expensive here, too.
Edit: I tried to learn guitar back in college because my current boyfriend played it. He was amazing with it actually and did write his own music. I think he works for Bose now? Anyway, it was very hard for me to learn as well because I also have tiny hands. Also the whole string thing confused me because I'm used to keys! lol.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2020 15:19:13 GMT by Bobbi Jo 🎷
I played the flute in Jr High, and took piano lessons for a short time in High School, but didnt really enjoy either of those. I do love to sing, though. I took voice lessons all through 7th grade til I graduated from high school, and had the lead roles in the school musicals my Jr and Sr years.
Brody started piano lessons 3 years ago so that he'd be able to play percussion in band. He doesn't like having to practice the 100 hours per week that his piano teacher asks for, but he is pretty naturally musical. He played in his first piano recital this Christmas, and did a really great job. Last summer was when they tried out for 6th grade band, and 8 or 9 kids auditioned for percussion. They were told up front that only about half of them would be chosen for percussion, and brody was one of the 4 chosen! So now he plays snare drum and bells, and as with piano, he enjoys playing but hates to practice lol.