One of the misconceptions about piano lessons is that they are only for girls. This amazes me since most of the very famous composers were men – hello Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, etc. Also, most of your top concert pianists and jazz pianists are what? Men. Don’t get me wrong – I know that women can hold their own at the piano. I’m a living breathing example of that! However, this myth that piano lessons are a girl thing to do is far from the truth and it has to be stopped. Listen to what one of my rising 6th grade male students has to say about piano lessons. When I heard this, it made me so proud to be a piano teacher.
2 thoughts on “A Piano Student’s Thoughts on Playing”
Isn’t it funny how different the sexes are when it comes to musical choices and careers. It took until 1996 for a woman to win for best score at the Oscars (Rachel Portman for Emma). I can’t believe it took that long!
So true in all areas when it comes to careers. We women have so much to do you know and we somehow get it done brilliantly! It is a mistake to underestimate a woman.