I’m asking you to make an effort.
I’m not asking you to succeed, but to just go through the motions to start with.
Because I know that success will follow.
Because I know, that someday you’ll move on and be independent in learning music.
I’m asking you to try, knowing you might struggle a little,
And I’m asking you to embrace that struggle.
To not let the lack of immediate success worry you. This is ok.
Because I know that you will someday look back and be glad.
Because I know that trying to learn something new for just one minute a each day,
Will change the way you think.
And because I know that someday you will embrace challenge.
Because I know that learning the piano challenges every pianist, amateur or professional.
It’s a challenge even, for the student with small goals.
Because I know and understand that challenge – it’s the way it is for me.
Because I know that embracing the challenge will help you keep learning, and stick it out long enough to embrace the joy.