When I was eight, I began taking piano lessons. I continued taking lessons through 2009. Nowadays, I find that playing the piano has tremendous therapeutic and mental benefits. Whenever I’m under a lot of pressure, or the day has been rough, it always helps to just sit at the piano and play a tune. Lately I’ve been experimenting with writing my own stuff, although I do enjoy playing classical music every now and then. Some of my favorite composers are Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, and Schubert. There is so much energy, passion, and romance in some of the olden days’ music.
When I was younger, sometimes a song from the radio or from a movie would get stuck in my mind for what seemed like hours, if not days. This caused an immense amount of pain. I literally would have headaches because of the negative stimulation that it would cause. I found that playing the piano always seemed to get rid of it somehow. To this day, when an ugly song gets stuck in my mind, it helps tremendously to play the piano and kind of work out a tune that will stay and provide relief. I’m so thankful for my piano.