Growing up with a family of musicians is one of the most intimidating experiences for a young child who is expected to also pick up an instrument. What seems to come naturally to my father and both my brothers has never come to me so easily. For them, they can pick up an instrument and seemingly within hours will already have mastered it. At least, in a child’s eyes it did seem to be so! Even now, I still have an ingrained need to always improve. I decided that by taking portland piano lessons I would be able to, for a while at least, put a halt to that constant drive to learn new instruments.