Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 36 of 36

Thread: Musical instrument - Do you play?

  1. #26
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Silicon Valley in CA
    Posts
    1,687
    I play the radio really well! I took piano for about 6 months as a child. Just couldn't make the time for practicing. All 3 children can play the piano (living thru mother's mistake) and husband plays sax. I did take piano lessons again as an adult for a couple years, but I would much rather sew than practice.

  2. #27
    Senior Member Grammie Sharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    926
    I always wanted to play the piano as a child. I took accordian lessons for awhile as a kid. About 10 years ago when my daughter stopped taking lessons I asked her teacher if she took in adults. I took lessons for 9 years. I'm not the greatest but it was a dream. She even entered me into federation competitions. I earned a silver cup. Guess old people dont get gold but silver. Anyway I was happy. I play handbells in our church bell choir. I love doing that.
    Sharon

  3. #28
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,784
    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    Piano, but not for many, many years. I do think of taking it up again, though.
    Me too, played for many years in elementary and junior high. Have seriously though about getting one of those nice keyboards but I KEEP buying sewing machines
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

  4. #29
    Senior Member captlynhall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    League City, Texas, USA
    Posts
    624
    Piano. I'm better when I practice a lot, not so much when I don't. But only play for myself.
    When a dying man asked his pastor "How long does it take to die?" his pastor's heartfelt reply was "A lifetime." Live life to the fullest, but stop now and then to enjoy the sunset.
    Lynda

  5. #30
    Super Member mountain deb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Petersburg, WV
    Posts
    1,555
    My sewing machine is the only instrument I play.
    ABCDEFG

  6. #31
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southeast Georgia
    Posts
    2,522
    I play piano and organ at church. I sing a solo occasionally, as well. When I'm stressed, I can sit down and play some old hymns and it relaxes me immediately. Almost as relaxing as quilting!!!

  7. #32
    Super Member Central Ohio Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    1,419
    I had about 6 years of piano lessons when I was little and still really enjoy playing when I can, but I gave my piano to my step-granddaughters.

    I do play handbells in church and just love playing!

    There is just something good going on in your brain when you make music!! I believe it enhances your creativity altogether!

  8. #33
    Senior Member Pat M.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    NM
    Posts
    641
    Started a four years of age, played until freshman in college. Married, kids, retired and my mother bought me a piano and I found a good teacher and started all over again. Got carpal tunnel in my wrist and so the story goes.

  9. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    672
    don't have much time for it any more, but was raised in a household that believed that music was second only to breathing. dad started me on harmonica when i was under a year old, and i "got" a small accordion for a baby shower gift. started piano when i turned 5, accordion when i turned 7, clarinet when i was 10, voice when i turned 5, organ when i was 11, guitar when i was 18, banjo when i was 45, keyboard when i was 40. finally took a course in piano tuning, restoration, and repair when i was 31, so i could tune all the darned things sitting in the house. sure wish i had time to really master them all, but, hey--scripture says "make a joyful noise", not "be perfect in everything you try!" we all make musical noise now, of one kind or another. hubby plays guitar, mandolin, banjo. eldest, piano/voice. middle, piano, accordion, violin, voice. youngest, voice, guitar, accordion. we are just a bunch of music geeks. and my folks were right. music is second only to breathing.
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

  10. #35
    Super Member Butterflyblue's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,438
    I used to play a little harmonica, but haven't done it in awhile. I have a limited amount of creative energy and too many other things I want to make/do.

  11. #36
    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Southern Wisconsin
    Posts
    826
    I play the piano, used to play the clarinet but doubt that I have the wind power for that anymore. I used to play the violin and started taking lessons again last year but my family couldn't take the noise so I quit the lessons. My DGD is a natural. She plays the piano beautifully (self taught) and plays the trumpet in her high school band.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.