Today was the first official day Ryan started his music lessons. After watching a guy playing the guitar for entertainment on the beach during our trip to South Seas Resort in Captiva, he became very interested in learning guitar himself. Mom bought him his 1st guitar for Christmas and we hired a woman “Shelly” to come to the house for lessons.
Today was more like a “meet and greet” for the two of them to get to know each other. Ryan said he likes her and wouldn’t mind doing another lesson. So we have scheduled his first “official” lesson for the 7th.
We are super excited that he is finally getting an interest in learning how to play a musical instrument. For quite some time and as a result of a bad music teacher in school, he has shown no interest in music, dancing, or singing. So we are really hoping this is the day when things start turning around for him.
2020 update – Ryan did not take lessons for very long. He lost interest in guitar in about a year. Not sure if it was the instructor or the fact he didn’t practice and thought it would be easier. We still have both guitars. Maybe one day he’ll play them again. Who knows. More recently he took a piano class at school and seemed somewhat interested in continuing. I’d love to see that!!