What does becoming a better musician mean to me? Here are the specific goals I have for this area.
Destination #1: Become A Better Musician
- I want to play the guitar reasonably well. I want to be able to pick up a guitar and play a variety of songs for my own amusement and to entertain others. The object here is not to be the next Carlos Santana, it's just for fun.
- I want to play the violin amazingly well. I played the violin for 6 years; however that was a long time ago. I was once extremely talented in this area, and I am hoping that all the talent I once had is not gone forever. I want to be good enough to play first chair in the orchestra/symphony of my choosing or to be a solo performer. (The goal is not to play first chair or be a professional soloist, but I want to be good enough that I could be.)
- I want to play the piano amazingly well. I played the piano for 6 years, and like the violin that was a long time ago. Unlike the violin I was never extremely talented in this area; however I wasn't a complete dunce at it. The end goal here is to be able to play at a concert pianist level.
- I want to sing amazingly well. Music is obviously something that I love, and like the other instruments, I have been singing for quite a long time. At this time I don't have the self confidence to say that I want to be a soloist, but I love singing in a choir and would love to be good enough to join an elite choral group.