Top Ten Reasons Why Music Lessons Are Annoying

There are many things that make learning how to play a musical instrument torturous. What are some of your experiences?

The Top Ten

1 Parents Force You to Take Them

Asian parent: You have to play piano or violin!

Learning how to play an instrument is not fun if you don't want to learn.

They don't care if you don't want to take lessons, they make you anyway.

2 You Don't Learn Anything

You learn some things but not everything look at the Rock bands like Nickelback, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Goo Goo dolls etc their voices where self Built! - Curti2594

The only thing teachers say is, "You played a wrong note. You were supposed to play this."

3 They Are Time-Consuming

You are constantly reminded to practice every day.

4 Boring Songs

I don't enjoy playing the same songs for months.

5 Terrible Teachers

Why do some teachers teach if they obviously don't enjoy teaching?

6 Recitals and Concerts

You are pressured to play your piece perfectly.

7 They Add to Your Schedule

I have piano lessons on the same day as diving class and dodgeball.

8 Playing on Cheap Equipment

Notes that are stuck, instruments that aren't tuned, pedals that don't work...

9 Your Talent is Often Never Used Again

Even if you never earn a living playing an instrument, it's still a useful skill to have. For example, to be good at the piano, you must train your hands to do different things, often moving very quickly WITHOUT LOOKING AT THEM! My mother learned a lot about driving from playing the piano because of that. Music is also very relaxing to play, and often when I need to sort out my thoughts, I sit down and practice. And it seems girls love a man who can serenade them. - PetSounds

My mom keeps telling me that I will be able to use my talent of playing the piano everywhere. However, she played the piano, but she never uses her talent.

10 You Are Expected to Become a Professional

Asian parent: you no play at Carnegie Hall? You useless daughter!

People always think that you will become a famous musician or something.

To do that you have to join the Illuminati. So not for me. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The Contenders

11 They're a Waste of Money
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