Self Taught but it's for My Ears....

Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

Self Taught but it's for My Ears....

I truly do get a lot of pleasure from this thing.  I bought this when the model first came out.  Looking it up on this website, it looks like that was in 2002.. WOW.. it's been hanging out at my house for 16 years! 


There have probably been months, at different times, when I didn't touch it and other times when I tried my best to wear it out. 


After about 3 years of being super occupied with real estate and not having the time or calling for these keys, I've been caressing these keys again the past few months.  It still plays and sounds just like it did when I first got it.  Those black and white keys have helped me keep my peace when the world has come at me a little too fast.  I can get lost in a moving hymn and it becomes just me and God.  He seems very patient with my missed notes.  I'm really kinda' surprised at the muscle memory that comes back to me as I run through my favorites.. I don't know that I bless Him with what I do, but it sure blesses me. 



I learned to count time by writing on my sheet music and in my books, 1 te, 2 te..etc..  that probably won't make much sense to anyone else but it does me and like I said, it's for my ears... well for my ears and for God's ears. 


My "go to" book is a book of hymns and gospel songs.  It is getting pretty worn, the bottom of the sheets have become torn where the plastic binding rings keep the pages in place but it's got a lot of years left in it.  I've purchased many of hymn and gospel books but this one is the one that stays on my keyboard.   My light is a clip-on desk lamp.. I never could find one that would fit just right on the board so this one has served and will continue to do so!  The sustain pedal has had a little duct tape keeping it together the past few years. I finally logged onto Amazon today and ordered a new one. 


I've considered getting lessons at times but never have committed to that schedule.  The left hand chords and the right hand plays melody and my mind and soul unwind.  Everyone needs something to get lost in and this is my "get lost in" thing.


This and my Nikon are the things that work for me.. photography can do the same thing... taking photos of God's beautiful creation.


My clients end up with a better real estate agent due to my keyboard.. :)

Do you have a "get lost in" activity in your life?  Hope it brings you peace.

Comments (10)

Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Sep 09, 2018 02:31 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Judy, funny I came across your post today as I was just looking at the dust on my son's keyboard wishing I'd hear him play it more often. He just started his piano lessons again and I'm glad of that because it makes me thank God for his talent but the keyboard has been silent for over a year.

Sep 09, 2018 03:49 PM
1~Judi Barrett

What a wonderful blessing!  My grandchildren sometimes play when they come home. So glad he has started his lessons again.. You'll be attending a performance of his before you know it!

Sep 09, 2018 04:13 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Judi - I have a similar story with my clarinet.  Maybe it is time to get it out again.

Sep 09, 2018 04:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a hard time playing the radio...a key board is way out of my league

Sep 09, 2018 07:16 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Yes, yes, yes!!! Everyone needs that kind of creative activity in his/her life - something you get totally lost in, wether it's music, art, cooking, gardening. It's considered absolutely essential for staying happy.

Sep 09, 2018 09:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Judi... I "calmed down" just reading your post. My "get lost" activity is having quiet time to read without interruption.

Sep 10, 2018 04:03 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Judi. I am glad that this instrument has come to use for you again.

Sep 10, 2018 06:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Judi it's nice to have ways to make things calm down and right with the world!  I haven't played piano in many years. And I had many years of lessons as a kid - 10 I think. I used to love playing.

Sep 10, 2018 03:35 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Judy and Don,

So glad you have this instrument to "get lost in" and thanks for sharing with us.

Keep enjoying those keys!

Sep 11, 2018 10:36 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I live alone, and the shower is my own personal theater.  To me, I sound wonderful, but my family has convinced me otherwise!

Sep 14, 2018 07:10 PM