There is a difference between a pianist and somone who plays piano.
Sure the people that play piano know how to play everything on the Top 40 list.
When someone says they play piano and then it turns out their piano teacher is actually a guy on tutorial videos from YouTube.
So whenever you find someone who is an ACTUAL PIANIST with ACTUAL LESSONS and the ACTUAL ABILITY TO READ MUSIC you get excited.
But then they've got more repetoire under their belt than you and it's kind of embarrassing.
Trying to find a good teacher that can help you at your level AND isn't $100-$200 a month is Mission: Impossible.
Whenever you find one of those teachers who decides to start teaching RIGHT AFTER THEY STARTED TAKING LESSONS THREE WEEKS AGO!!!
When you bought the wrong book because you can't tell the difference between the piano and theory books.
Either hearing and dreaming about those huge contests or playing in those huge contests.
When people get mad that you can't play their favorite song on the radio and expect you to know it.
Traditional v. Suzuki rivalries can get pretty nasty.
When someone who doesn't even play piano says you messed up.
Being asked to play for something but there's no paycheck.
Even when playing for a church or a choir: If the music director is getting paid and both of you are required to be there, you should get paid, too.
Attempting to play an organ....
When people try to say the piano is so easy when you know it's the second hardest instrument in the world.
An open piano with people who have no idea what they're doing.
When you're given a keyboard with less than 88 keys and no damper pedal.
When you get to work with a really good keyboard though.
But you do what you do for the love of creating music out of nothing... On a grand piano.
So, yeah, maybe you come off as a little prestigious or stuck up.
But that's only because you were taught to be refined.
And never forget that you are talented beyond your years!
IF I HEAR FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE ONE MORE TIME I WILL RIP THE PIANIST'S HEAD OFF!!!
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