Sometimes, when I get home from a tiring day in school, I just want to sit and stare blankly at nothing. Sometimes, I do just that! Hahaha. On other days, after giving my brain a good rest, I take a shower, make myself hot tea and sit quietly and stare some more. When I have rested, I go to my piano and play. Playing the piano is one of the things that relaxes me. Sitting in the piano stool and hitting some keys can help make tiredness evaporate.
I learned to play the piano when I was in second grade and have kept lessons until I was in high school. I learned the hard way. Piano lessons in the old days have rigid training and the pieces are somewhat difficult than the ones I see now. By difficult I mean, now, there are arrangements of the same titles that are so much easier to play (especially for kids) and yet would sound almost the same as their difficult counterparts. I have also discovered, there are easier ways to learn the piano. My friend, Miriam's son, Myron, even learned from youtube. Of course, learning the right way still matters.
One time, I was looking for free sheet music (these are costly in music stores) I came across a site that teaches piano lessons and provide good techniques for playing. It's been awhile since I have polished on my techniques, I just play, period. Now, am excited to review and take some refresher course. The site is amazing, it made learning to play the piano so easy. Piano lessons, anyone?