I take piano lessons. When I started I was sure I could never do a thing with my clumsy hands. My hands don’t listen to me well. I fumble with buttons and shoelaces so I thought, “Right, I’ll play melodies. Ha ha.”
Cool in a way to remember that because I do play melodies now. Some are in two hands. My progress is slow but my skills improve steadily. Sometimes I get discouraged because I can’t control my hands better than I do, but I can control them better than I did. My teacher is patient and kind and I am so lucky to have her.
I talked about you to my son today. He likes piano.
Tomorrow I’ll talk to him about your piano expirience.
I’m a violin teacher student who has the opportunity to work with a young autistic man, who like yourself enjoys the piano! We have a lesson every week, and a jam session each month. We challenge the family to be as much involved in the music making as possible, and then some, and it has been so much fun! Here is a video from this weeks jam session – it’s quite exiting that Tony is now making his own lyrics to the music – he made one with the word Mama, and one with the name Maria. Anyhow, thank you for sharing this post about the piano, it was a Son Rise mother in Australia who told me about your book – I’m looking forward to reading it!
Hi Ido, My son is embarking on beginning to take piano lessons with a thoughtful and mindful piano teacher. Any suggestions and advice to give in reference to your success? Thank you! Mary
I don’t know how much hand control he has but he may need some tactile support. I preferred playing simplified classical tunes to typical beginner music.
Thanks for your response . Began today and will keep the genre to his preference. Good idea . Simple fingering patterns he is starting w support. Thanks again.