When you think of your favorite musicians, it's important to remember that even the most advanced instrumentalists started off as total novices.
Learning an instrument can be a difficult task, and having the discipline to keep with it can be even more taxing. But thanks to my love of music I was able to take up band in elementary school, and in addition to mastering the euphonium, I was also able to teach myself piano and guitar in my free time. And while outside practice can be an important aspect of learning a new instrument, not every member of the household will be so keen on listening to you practice.
But when it comes to this beginner flute player, her four-legged pal has already reached his breaking point.