Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Enjoy your time with the music community! Log in now to start posting!

~Andrew Furmanczyk
Andrew Furmanczyk Piano Academy :: Learn How To Play Piano
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Carlos' Story

Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Carlos' Story

Post by Carlos on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:52 pm

I am 52 and it has taken me 52 years to get here! Andrew, you are awesome and thanks for your altruistic attitude. I wanted to write my story because perhaps I might be able to make a small contribution in helping the yonger generation. I am from Brazil and always wanted to play a musical instrument; but as a child, I didn't have a real family and the means to get a musical education. Junior High and High School in Brazil didn't offer students the opportunity to learn a musical instrument like it does in the US. Nonetheless, I always dreamed that one day I would have the opportunity to learn music. One day, I decided to learn English. That was one of the most important things I've done. Years later, I dared to attend university in the United States and to make a long story short, after much work, I was accepted and eventually graduated from Brigham young University in Utah.
When my first child was about five years old, I started taking her to a Yamaha music training for children. As she was learning the keyboad, I was learning it with her. Then, two years later when my boy was five, I started taking him to the same Music School as well. I kept taking my children to music lessons for years. Eventually, I bought a piano. Since I got the new piano, I've always practiced consistenly. I would come from work everyday and practice for an hour. When my son started Junior high, I asked if he wanted to play the slide trombone. He said he wanted to, but quit it a year later since he is more into guitar and basketball. Well, I decided then to learn the trombone. I fell in love with the slide trombone and I have been practicing for almost six years now. I practice for two hours everyday.
I think if I had had the opportunity to be involved with music when I was a child, I would have become a great musician; nonetheless, I cannot change the past. But, it is never too late to learn.

Success is an outcome of personal effort and responsibility.

Carlos
Newbie
Newbie

Male Number of posts : 1
Age : 64
Location : Orem, Utah
Length of time playing piano : 7 years
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2008-12-29

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by Thomandy on Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:50 am

Hi Smile Nice story Smile Good Luck in the future, never to late to get a breakthrough Wink hehe
Thomandy
Thomandy
Moderator
Moderator

Male Number of posts : 2616
Age : 35
Location : Norway
Job/hobbies : Bachelor in Social Childcare
Length of time playing piano : 1 year
Guru Points : 46
Registration date : 2008-04-10

https://www.youtube.com/thomandy

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by Amro on Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:12 pm

Like a Star @ heaven WELCOME Like a Star @ heaven

what a Nice Story ..
But still you have a vivid body & Mind .. So don't give Up ..
and as you said : it is never too late to learn.

It seems that you have a Great Musical background ..
Wish you the Best ..

btw, I Love the trombone Very Happy
Amro
Amro
Well-known Pianist
Well-known Pianist

Male Number of posts : 340
Age : 28
Job/hobbies : Graphics, Internet & Piano
Length of time playing piano : 2 Years of Trying but seriously from 4 Mnths.
Guru Points : 3
Registration date : 2008-07-17

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by Pianokid220 on Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:25 am

wow
what a great story
Pianokid220
Pianokid220
Well-known Pianist
Well-known Pianist

Male Number of posts : 179
Age : 25
Location : THIS IS THE WORST FORUM
Job/hobbies : pEOPLE ARE MEAN
Length of time playing piano : WHY PLEASE DELETE ME ACCOUNT NOW
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2008-07-15

https://www.youtube.com/aclyde15greenc

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:48 am

Welcome!! cheers

I was really happy to hear your story, your last statement was correct, success is simply the amount of effort and drive you give yourself to achieve the goal you've given yourself.

hope to see you around Smile

_________________
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of other's cannot keep it from themselves."

Carlos' Story Piano_10
Take care,

Andrew Furmanczyk :: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca :: http://ca.youtube.com/user/lypur
Admin Andrew
Admin Andrew
Admin
Admin

Male Number of posts : 1277
Age : 33
Location : Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Job/hobbies : Piano teacher, pianist
Length of time playing piano : Started in 1992; 17 years of playing.
Guru Points : 12
Registration date : 2008-02-22

http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by maggiekedves on Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:17 pm

I loved how you gave the chance for your kids to learn what you missed when you were a kid.
This story is a great example for all of us that with diligence, every day practice you can achieve your dreams... thanks for sharing it with us.
Just like others said it is never too late to start something you would like to learn.
An hour practice every day is awesome, help so much - that always reminds me I need to practice a lot more than I usually do Smile
Maggie - a fellow immigrant Utahn Wink
maggiekedves
maggiekedves
Recognized Teacher
Recognized Teacher

Female Number of posts : 603
Age : 120
Location : Salt Lake City
Job/hobbies : SLCC student - Nursing ////// music is like air
Length of time playing piano : 10 months ( time is running :) )
Guru Points : 2
Registration date : 2008-03-06

https://www.youtube.com/user/maggiekedves

Back to top Go down

Carlos' Story Empty Re: Carlos' Story

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum