"I can't carry a tune in a bucket!"
"I'm not at all musically talented."
"I'm too old to learn to play music."
I've heard these laments from people, young and old, for as long as I can remember. I'm so lucky my Mom took me seriously when I said I wanted to learn to play the piano. I was trained to read music. It's like learning a foreign language, but one that is more universally spoken than any other in the world. The ability to perform music in any form is a true gift. And it's just that - a gift. That means both that it can be received and that it can be passed on. People who think they can't be musical simply haven't learned yet.
It's so rewarding to take someone who thinks they can't, and show them that they can. It's why so many musicians and singers love to pass along the gift of music. But don't just take my word for it. You have to hear it from Albert Einstein. Yes, truly. This story has been around for years, but I just read it in Reader's Digest. My new favorite story:
The Night I Met Einstein