In life, new interests can sprout up and change your desired goals. For me, I never really was interested in Music when i was young. When i was four, my mother made me learn the piano. At the time i was fine with it, but later on i disliked it. I didn't know many songs that i liked and the songs in the practice book were boring. Thus, i stopped playing piano after achieving level 3. In my elementary school in Markham, grade 6, i started learning how to play the violin. I found it really frustrating trying to place my finger into the correct positions on the fingerboard of the violin. I couldn't play my Violin without a shoulder rest because it feels really uncomfortable pressing the body of the Violin against my collar bone. Playing the Violin didn't really influence me that much probably because i wasn't really fond of the Violin music when i was young. I learned violin from grade 6 to the middle of grade seven which is when i moved to Orangeville. I went to Princess Margaret P.S. and joined their band program. I spent the rest of grade seven learning how to play the flute which did not turn out that well since i have horrible breath control. The band had mostly wind instruments and after my experience with the flute, i didn't want to play a wind instrument ever again. So, in grade 8, i chose to play drums. I found a pretty nice and simple instrument to play. When later on in high school for my electives, i chose music. I got to learn more about how to play drums. I learned different techniques such as rolls, paradiddles, drags, and flams. Through music i was able to make new friends such as Nehemiah who was in my grade 9 music class.
My defining moment is in grade 9, i was able to join in the ODSS Concert whom were a very welcoming group for newcomers. I had a very fun experience talking to band members and play many interesting pieces. Being a part of this band has sparked my interests in performing music. I also made many new friends in concert band. Before high school started, i wouldn't have imagined myself to really like music. Now i even like to spend my time in the music room drumming away in the mornings. I've even grown to like many songs played using the past musical instruments i have experienced. Now, i want to try to relearn the past musical instruments too. I want playing music to spend leisure time when i grow older. I have a goal of performing music as a side job int he future. This has been a defining moment where i started to like playing music. Right here at ODSS, this has changed who i am now and my point of view of the type person i want to become. Music is fun, inspirational, and beautiful. I can't wait experience even more!