This post is in collaboration with Markson Pianos. If you are looking to buy a piano, they are the piano shop that will help you out!
Let’s face it, 2020 is the year that literally changed all of our lives. The entire world was thrown into a global pandemic and as we have reached its 1 year anniversary, looking back at the past year, its amazing to say that we have survived it.
While we are yet to come out the other side, 2020 also saw small miracles happening in the form of hobbies. As many of us were left with more time on our hands than we are used to, a lot of us (including myself), dedicated this time to our existing hobbies or creating new ones for ourselves.
One of my existing hobbies, is playing the piano. I grew up in fully focused music household and this got me into learning instruments from an early age. It all started with the good old recorder (primary school memories!), before turning to the keyboard where I discovered the language of music. As my interest in learning music grew, my parents decided that it was time I took it further and so I began learning the piano.
I have learnt to play the piano grades 1-7, with grade 6 in music theory, on the ABRSM examination board. I would love to eventually learn to play grade 8 but it requires a lot more time and dedication. Through acquiring these lifetime skills, I was able to teach myself some of my favourite pop songs during lockdown.
I taught myself to play 7 songs in total, the first one being I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. It was an exhilarating process and not only did it give me the chance to learn something each week, but I also learnt how to film myself playing the piano, to upload and share to my Instagram. Learning to play a musical instrument is one of the only activities that uses your entire brain!
If you have been considering learning a musical instrument, the piano is definitely the right choice. It will be a life long investment and it is also a go-to instrument for musicians who are writing and composing songs. For more information, visit the Markson Pianos website.