I loved my first flute. My grandparents bought it for me, secondhand, when I started beginner band. I was a beginner, but my flute was not a beginner flute. It was previously loved, many a beautiful tone flowing through. The love of its previous home was not lost on me.
And so, the love story began…
Mom was so mean! She made me practice 30 minutes a day. I hated practicing at first. Then, it became an obligation for which I would procrastinate so much that by the weekend, my first item on the agenda was “makeup” practice. If I was a procrastinator all week, then by the time I was finished making up time, my embouchure felt wobbly, like jello. I would vow not to procrastinate again, but that next weekend, I was right back to doing “makeup” time.
As I look back, it is so amazing to me that I not only learned to love it, but that playing the flute was a part, and still is a part, of who I am today.
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