My name's Steve.
All my life I've wanted to learn the guitar.
I've had a guitar in the house since before the kids were born, but I never picked it up.
Between raising the kids, and installing furnaces and air conditioners, my excuse was I never had the time.
My father knows how to play, my best friend was a lead guitarist in a pretty cool band, and I generally just love music.
But my excuse was I never had the time to learn.
And to be honest, I just wasn't brave enough to give it a shot.
I told myself for years that "I'm gonna pick up that guitar on Monday..."
It never happened.
Then my daughter entered high school and signed up for a music class. She took up the ukulele.
Over the holidays that year, I asked her to play me something. In all honestly I was being a bit of a smart ass. I hadn't heard her play at all, and was assuming that she hadn't made any progress.
In was almost Christmas, there was a major blizzard outside, and she started playing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow".
It was AMAZING.
I remember closing my eyes and dreaming I was in Hawaii!
But I wasn't in Hawaii.
It wasn't Israel Kamakawiwoʻole playing.
It was my daughter, and she had only been playing for 4 months!
So I asked her how the heck did she learn so fast? She looked back at me as if I was from Mars and simply said:
"Everyone learns music these days online".
And the rest was history?...
No, not at all.
It was pretty much the complete opposite: