When Giancarlo and I bought a house large enough to hold a piano, we bought one immediately. I refamiliarized myself with it and dabbled around for a couple of years, trying to teach myself songs. I stuck mainly to music that I already had, which wasn't much: the theme from Ice Castles--Looking Through the Eyes of Love, Fur Elise, Nadia's Theme (The Young and the Restless), a bunch of church stuff like Infinite Worth by Janice Kapp Perry (whose son I met, incidentally, and happens to be gay), some Neil Diamond--You Don't Bring Me Flowers, and then some show tunes from a book I got from my voice class in college. Kinda cheesey, right?
But then we adopted Diego and it all came to a screeching halt. I didn't touch that piano for three years.
A few months ago, I began working with Sarah, and in conversation I found out she teaches piano. What a great opportunity! In short, she started teaching me lessons about two months ago, and I feel like I got my groove back! Even though I'm not very good, when I play I get such a sense of satisfaction--especially playing the new music that Sarah has introduced me to. Enya songs are my favorite, and right now I'm learning some David Lanz. And...be still my heart...some Tori Amos.