Maybe Music Has a Mind of Its Own

It's a curious thing that almost every adult student who contacts me prefaces their conversation with a clear statement that they want to learn to play music only for themselves.  In other words, they really prefer not to even think about playing for other people.   This isn't intended in a selfish way.  It's just that they feel they'll never be "good enough" to play for other people, and this usually includes family and friends.  It DEFINITELY includes what you might label a