Musical Wishes

Do you play a musical instrument? If not, what musical instrument would you love to learn to play?

I wish I had stuck to lessons on how to play the guitar. I picked up the music bug, the rock music bug in particular when I was 10 and really started getting to bands and musicians when I was 11. At age 12 I asked my dad and mum if I could go and get some guitar lessons. My elder sister also wanted to learn how to play an instrument and she picked the keyboards and guitar, which she had already started to learn a couple of years ago.

So we had two acoustic guitars and enrolled in Kalabhavan, an institute known for teaching singing, some musical instruments like guitar, piano/keyboards and violin, and mimicry (which was a big thing in Kerala until very recently) among other things. So 3 days a week my sister and I would go to Kalabhavan and joining us were two of my sister’s friends. I would sit with the guy and we would try and learn guitar as well as we could. The tutor was a tyrant and rude and obnoxious and we couldn’t wait to get out of there after the hour was up.

I therefore quit wanting to learn as I hated the guy who taught us. A bad teacher can sour things up for you, even your passion. I wish I had stuck through with it or gone elsewhere. But that’s what happened.

Prompt from 31 DAYS OF WRITING PROMPTS FOR MAY at The SitsGirls

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