Cincinnati Bengals Line Coach takes up piano
What's interesting about this is that he took up the instrument to get inside the mind of a performer. Money quote:
Because, over the course of a night, if (a concert pianist) plays 20,000 notes, and he misses a couple, he's had a bad night. And that's kind of the business I'm in - teaching people how to perform, particularly under pressure.
Never quite thought about it that way, although, with public recital #2 coming up in about 5 weeks, I should. I knew piano would teach me about music and preparation It has re-affirmed a lot of what I already knew, mainly having to do with HOW we learn things. But it never occurred to me to think of approaching piano from the perspective of a performer.
I'm going to have to think about this a little while more, but wanted to share it with you anyway.
- Aw2pp, recalcitrant perfectionist