The sheer delight one feels when an instrumental lesson has gone well is the stuff of dreams. There is that luscious warm feeling and you bask in the knowledge that your tutor will be placing you in her good books for another week. I took up playing the piano quite late in life – after I left a long term secretarial career. I’d never had lessons in any instrument prior, but close relatives are very musical – one in particular took violin and clarinet lessons throughout school and then got a music degree. These days our musical knowledge can be broadened greatly by online courses that give complete lessons in how to read music and how to keep in time. The reading music itself takes practice to know all the theory involved. Online courses are amazingly encouraging nowadays and great progress can be made with regular study to top up the standard lessons at school or with tutor.