I am an impulsive person (sometimes to my husband’s chagrin) and I think we are taught to generally regard impulsivity as a negative trait. Or at least to regard our impulses suspiciously. However, I think there are many times in which impulse serves me well. For instance, many of the books I’ve ultimately loved were obtained on a whim immediately after reading an interesting review. So, in the thrall of my rekindled interest in taking the piano seriously, I set about inquiring to find a teacher. Things moved a little bit quicker than I anticipated andall of a sudden, I have my first lesson (in 16 years!) tomorrow evening. However, I think it’s a good thing. If you don’t jump into something when you’re excited about it, when will you? The opportunity presented itself and I took it. Now I have to settle down and transition from excitement to work-mode!
On a related note, my new teacher has both a Yamaha and a Steinway grand in his studio. I played a little on the Steinway. Amazing, huge sound. Definitely not the Clavinova!