Music is one of the things that I have just always done for as long as I can remember. I know I'm not the best and I know I can always improve but its something that I love and have a passion for, for so long. When I was younger I knew I always wanted to do something with music because I just loved it. I even tried writing a song when I was like 10 years old but they were never very good and to be honest if I was to try now they still aren't.
I got my first guitar when I was about 5 years old and of course, I was the best rockstar going! I did start to teach myself a little bit of how to play using books but it wasn't until I started doing lessons I started to get better (of course). I was so glad that I have done lessons through a music school rather than through school because I know so many people who learnt through a school and only know shapes or patterns and they have no idea of what they are playing or how it works.
With anything, certain things are harder than other things and I know there are many areas that I'm not as good as but like with anything it just takes time and practice.
I played the clarinet for a while and I got Grade 1 but then I quit because I only really started to learn because I wanted to play the saxophone and in all honesty, I think playing the saxophone still would be pretty cool. But the clarinet wasn't for me I found it a bit boring, it could have been the lessons or the instrument but I know I made the right decision to quit and start guitar.
For a couple of terms in school I did singing lessons but doing them they didn't challenge me at all in terms of anything theoretical and was super basic. I also don't think that it changed how well I could or couldn't sing either. I still love singing and song to sing, I know I'm probably not the best but like anyone, we love a good sing-song.
My advice for anyone with anything you want to do is if you want to learn or do something pick something that will inspire you and that you will have fun with then you are going to have the drive to do it, the drive to remember it. This can be applied to anything in life, follow the journey that is going to make you happy. I do also think if you have something or someone that can challenge you you will be a lot more successful because you're going to have to put the work in.
Here you see 5-year-old Molly with her very first guitar being the rockstar she was born to be on New Years Eve 2006.
I still love playing the guitar to this day wether it is challenging myself to new and different things or just jamming to a song playing a couple of chords.