ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF MUSIC
OFFERING QUALITY MUSIC LESSONS IN GUITAR, PIANO, VIOLIN, VOICE, BASS, AND DRUMS
I QUIT PIANO LESSONS! (and that’s not all)
by Joshua Brown, Co-Director
I was about 8 when my parents signed
me up for piano lessons. I had been
interested in music for a long time, loved to listen and
had started to play by ear. My sister had taken piano
for years from the same teacher, but this teacher and I
just didn’t hit it off. So, after a couple of months I quit
piano. A few years later, I picked up the saxophone.
It was, in my opinion the “coolest” instrument one could
choose other than the Drums (which were my first
choice, but were “too loud” according to my parents). I
played Saxophone for a few years before I quit.
Then I picked up the drums because a good friend of
mine was a drummer and I wanted to be in the drum-
line at school. Guess what? After about a year, I quit
the drums too!
Finally, I picked up the Guitar, and I pretty
much knew from the start I had found the right
instrument for me. I started practicing
seriously, and here’s what happened:
1. Two years later I was accepted into the North
Carolina School of the Arts as a high school junior and
was studying with one of the best classical guitar
teachers in the country, Aaron Shearer.
2. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
3. I came to Tucson on a full fellowship and teaching
assistantship to Professor Thomas Patterson and
received a Master’s Degree in Music from the
University of Arizona.
• Most students quit music unnecessarily just because they haven’t found
the right fit of either instrument or teacher! We have twenty teachers and we
offer lessons on the 5 most popular instruments: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin, and Drums.
• If your interest is waning, consider trying a different instrument or some lessons
with a different teacher. It worked for me, why can’t it work for you?
I admit, I was a piano lessons quitter, but I will never quit playing music. Good Luck!