Music is another one of the things that have just always been with me, I know I'm not the best at it but I love it and it's a passion that I have had for so long. When I was a little kid I always knew I wanted to do something to do with music in my future, I tried to write songs when I was like 10 years old but they were not good one bit but me and my friends had fun with them. I got my first guitar when I was about 5 years old and I started by trying to self teach myself how to play and I think I got about a G chord and a few notes but it wasn't till either Year 5 or 6 in school when I starting taking lessons for guitar and I have continued to till this day. I am glad that I decided to do this outside of school because I know so many people who just learn a shape for a chord or a pattern on the guitar to know a song but they don't know what any of it means. I can read tab or notation and know where that is on the instrument, like anything certain things are going to be harder than others and you just practice and practice and soon you will get it. I played the clarinet for a while but I quit straight after Grade 1 and this wasn't because I was quitting because I gave up but because it was a boring instrument (in my opinion) and I wanted something fun and exciting which happened to be the guitar. Though the only reason I played the clarinet is that I wanted to play the saxophone. Playing the clarinet helped with notation but I quickly forgot it because of my lack of interest in the instrument. So my advice if you want to learn or do something pick something that will inspire you and that you will have fun with because otherwise, you will forget it quickly, whether this is an instrument, a subject in school or job. I did take part in singing lessons for about 2 or 3 terms in Year 9 but again we didn't learn anything we just went on the basis of this note is higher this means you go to a higher pitch and vis versa for going lower in pitch and it wasn't challenging me but this is what I got for learning the instrument at school I guess and to be honest I don't think it changed how well I could or couldn't sing. I do feel if you have someone who can challenge you to do new and different things you will become a lot more successful with what you are doing.
Youtube has allowed me to make music and share it to the world and have that small sense of I can do this, this can be something good. My earlier covers/music on youtube is defiantly not the best and can be a bit of a cringe at the best of time but that what you do being young otherwise you ain't lived.