Here at TakeLessons, we have the privilege of working with students of all ages and backgrounds every day. Whether they are just beginning their musical journey or are picking up an instrument for the first time in many years, our students all have one common goal – the dream to play music.
Recently, we held a contest on our Facebook page to celebrate reaching 2,200+ fans (a huge accomplishment!). Fans were asked to submit their feedback on ways to improve our page and were then entered into a drawing to win a TakeLessons t-shirt. We received some great ideas – everything from lesson plan suggestions to practice tips to more stories featuring TakeLessons students. And it just so happens that one of our contest winners, Brian S. (pictured here in his TakeLessons t-shirt) has a pretty inspiring story himself! He explains below:
“I live with a severe form of juvenile arthritis that has fused my neck and spine and subsequently limited my range of motion permanently. Regardless, learning to play the piano has done wonders for me. It has raised my spirit more than you know and proven to me that “Disability doesn’t mean Inability.” I am very fortunate to have a “Rock Star” Piano Instructor, Laura D. (from TakeLessons in San Antonio), who gives me the knowledge and confidence I need to keep moving forward from week to week with my lessons. I owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude for her patience with me, as well as your company for putting me in touch with her.”
In addition to the proven physical and mental benefits of music lessons, Brian is a perfect example of why we do what we do – to help make a difference in the lives of our students! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, Brian!
If you are a TakeLessons teacher or student, we invite you to share your story and tell us what being a part of TakeLessons means to you! Click here to send us your story (you can include pictures or videos as well); if we feature your story on our blog or Facebook page, we’ll send you a TakeLessons t-shirt!