|Why I'm Here||
I am a retired Tai Chi teacher, age 70, and I figure it’s now or never! I tried to learn guitar 45 years ago, but it just didn’t work – I couldn’t “get” it. After carrying around a guitar for all those intervening years, I thought that I would try again and it worked. I’ve been playing now for several years, but feel like I’m stuck – what I really want to learn is fingerpicking and I think that there is much more to learn than I even know about!
I have five guitars now: two Martins, a Taylor, an Ibanez and an Art & Luthier – all of which I love for different reasons.
I have also, for several reasons, been learning ukulele and have been helping to teach beginners in an adult ed class at our local college. Though I consider the guitar my primary instrument, I learn a lot from teaching and moving back and forth between the two instruments. I am so excited th music has begun to make sense to me at last. My hope is that TAC will help me establish a regular practice routine, something that has been sorely lacking in my musical life.
|This is How I TAC||
My guitar routine is to play a little every day – period. If I had to set a time and place to practice every day, I would NEVER practice – I simply hate that kind of “scheduling”: no fun. That being said, I like having a daily lesson to get me started – some days that ten minutes is all there is, some days it is just the beginning. That is the reason I joined TAC. But I don’t have, nor will I ever have, a schedule for my practice.