In the sixth grade, I signed up for band. I played the flute for three years, and then when marching band became mandatory in high school, I quit. I didn't love playing, and I certainly didn't want to be outside marching in 100+ degree temps all summer.
I was never that into musical performance, but as I've gotten older, I find myself wishing that I had learned to play the piano. In fact, it's on my Life List. I absolutely love piano music. My sister went through a phase several years ago where she also wanted to play piano, so my parents got her an electric keyboard for Christmas. When I went home last weekend, I picked it up and brought it back home with me, along with a "Teach Yourself to Play Piano" book they had laying around.
I do have to say, I wish that I had maintained some kind of music skills over the years. Even just reading music. After so many years of doing nothing musical, I'm basically back to beginner music reading. And I have no idea how I'm going to figure out bass clef.
Do any of you play piano? Any helpful hints you have?