Why You Should Never Quit Making Music

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I want to take a quick second and be real with you.

Because life can be tough. Especially lately. Here’s why I bring it up:

I’ve noticed that when my students have a bad day, or a bad week, or whatever… they do something really strange.

Instead of getting rid of all the stuff that’s dragging them down (and keeping them there), they get rid of their dreams instead.

And– the piano is often one of the first to go.

So when a student shows up for lessons and I can tell they haven’t practiced all week… I get it.

Unlike some teachers, I don’t get mad. And I don’t even get frustrated.

Because I know it’s not about me.

I do my best to help them remember what’s really important.

Because those times when you’re not feeling so great… that’s when your art will really start to sound beautiful. That’s when you can play that song you’ve been working on and really hear how good you sound.

Even if you’re just a beginner.

See, what I’ve come to know is that piano, and music, is here for us when nothing else seems to be.

In your darkest times you can, and will, make the brightest music.

When I am feeling the most down, the most hopeless, I go to my piano and I talk to God.

That’s how I view it coming from a Gospel background.

You can look at it however you want.

The point is, no matter what’s going on in your life, your music… your beautiful, unique music… music only you can play… will center you.

So no matter what happens, please, please, please don’t give up on the piano!

If you’re frustrated because you don’t know where to start, or don’t think you’re good enough, relax. That’s what I’m here for. And all the other instructors at PianoClubHouse.

We don’t work miracles. Yet with our help, you’ll find yourself playing your favorite songs a lot faster and easier than you probably thought possible.

Before you know it, music has become a part of your life you wouldn’t trade for anything.

And that’s the miracle.

If you’re interested in learning more, try watching a video of that song you’ve been wanting to learn. See how quickly you “get it”. I know it will change your life:

Now, take a deep breath…

And have a wonderful day. :)

Tj Hanes
Founder, PianoClubHouse

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