Stop Making Excuses!

Excuses, Excuses, we hear them every day. The Piano-Devil will supply them, so from the piano you will stay away:
1) I don’t have time
2) I can’t afford it
3) Too old or too young
4) I have no musical talent
5) My family is too demanding and life is just too crazy
6) Piano Teachers are mean and I am scared of them
7) I don’t have a piano
8) I am too tired
9) I wish I had learned as a child, and now I feel stupid starting as an adult
…the list goes on and on and on….
Sound familiar? Then watch this fun video I have made for you and read my article. It will help you overcome your excuses, which are just paper-tigers.


Let’s face it, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. If something is important to us, we will make time and room for it in our life. Just think of the time when you fell in love with someone: you are super busy with homework and chores, and suddenly that special someone calls you on the phone. You better believe it, you suddenly and miraculously have time for that phone-conversation. Same with practicing and playing the piano, if it’s important enough to you, you will find the time for it.



Your child is critically ill or had a terrible accident and you have 48 hours to drum up for example $20,000 for an organ transplant or a life-saving surgery. You better believe it, you will find a way and have that money within 48 hours.



Playing the piano is timeless, and there are no rules when you can start and when it’s too late. Kids start as young as a few months old, just fresh babes and some play when they are over 100 years old.

There is no law and no piano-police, just play if it’s your heart’s desire!



Every person on the planet has some musical talent, but it needs to be honed and nourished, just like anything else you want to get good at.

No flower grows without good roots, good stinky manure, painful pruning, water and sunshine.

It comes down to: practice, practice practice. The person who is persistent is hard to beat. You can do it !!!

My Family and Life:


Don’t play the victim. Take charge. If your family told you to jump off of a cliff, would you do it? Of course not!!!

You and you alone are in charge of yourself and your schedule, so make better plans. Plans that include playing the piano! That’s all.

Scary Piano Teachers:


Don’t go to them, find someone nice. I bet you 1000,000 dollars that there are actually nice piano teachers in this world, you just have to look for them and don’t allow one or two bad experiences to ruin your love for the piano. Becoming good at playing the piano will be your best revenge.

You Don’t Have a Piano?


Go buy one!!! If you really really truly want a piano, the money will be found to purchase it. You just have to make the decision to buy a piano, and mighty forces will come to your aid. It’s a Universal Law! There are plenty of good used pianos for totally inexpensive prices!

Too Tired To Practice:


Take a good look at your life-style and diet. Again, don’t play the victim role! If you truly want to practice and play the piano, you will find the energy for it.

It’s Too Late For Me:


If anyone tries to make you feel stupid or inferior over wanting to learn a new skill later in life, tell them to go where the sun don’t shine and eat rotten bananas!!! They have no right to do that to you. Just tell them to perform a heart-surgery or build a rocket-ship and let’s see how well they do.

Surround yourself with supportive people that will build you up, not the ones that want to tear your tower down. They are the losers.

Napoleon Hill once said: “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

So, What’s Your Excuse Now?


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