Ottawa, ON (February 2015) - What started as a beginner adult piano class 10 years ago, has become something much more to a group of five retirees. In 2004, these ladies decided it was not too late to learn how to play the piano. They answered an ad in the Ottawa Citizen and began music classes at Ottawa Pianos Yamaha Music School. Ten years later, they are still sharing their love of music with each other and they look forward to class not only for the music on offer, but also for the social interaction with long time friends.
“I just tumbled into that class. In one of the first weeks I played a song that was played at my sons wedding, I just cried, I could not believe I could do this! It is a joyful upbeat class,” says Mrs. Grandy, one of the students in that class.
Learning to play a musical instrument at any age is challenging. As we get older the dream of learning to play piano seems more and more unlikely. What has kept these ladies coming back is the relaxed atmosphere and supportive environment at Ottawa Pianos Music School. The learning environment has truly become a life enhancing experience as these students grew closer and closer together.
Gabriela Sztein, Ottawa Pianos Music School director and adult teaching specialist, has been teaching these group lessons from the very beginning: "It is fascinating to see how dedicated the students are. The atmosphere is always so positive! It makes for an extremely rewarding teaching experience. We work hard and we laugh hard, together. We have a really good time while embracing the challenge of learning to play music."
“We have been through many things in the past ten years, life’s ups and downs but the music has always been there,” Mrs. Grandy happily remarks.
For information call Carmen (owner) or Gabriela (studio director) 613-731-5678