I recently bought a piano … not a real one with strings that need tuning (we’d never get an upright piano up our stairs) but a decent Kawai digital piano. When I was growing up we always had a piano in the house, but despite my best efforts I never managed to learn to play. At college we were made to learn piano, however despite 2 years of lessons I left unable to play anything more than Fur Elise and the first part of The Moonlight Sonata, the two wretched pieces etched on my physical memory for many years afterwards.
I bought the piano for the Small Person mainly – she shows some musical ability and is theatre obsessed so having a piano around will be useful in the future; however I have to admit to rather enjoying it myself. I’m still as dreadful as I ever was but it doesn’t matter anymore.