Our kids are taking piano lessons once a week and practicing everyday. The teacher actually comes right to our house.
I am not actually taking lessons myself, but I watch the lessons and I practice everyday and I have the ability to ask our teacher some of my questions, which is nice.
We always thought it would be annoying to hear our kids learning piano, because it was always irritating to us when we visited a place with a piano and we heard them banging on the keys before. But it isn't like that when the kids are practicing everyday at home. My husband and I have both been surprised that we don't feel annoyed at all by the sounds of their playing. It is actually really pleasant and soothing to hear them practicing. Perhaps this is because their playing is more ordered now, since they are practicing scales or working on specific skills or songs.
And playing for myself at the beginning, the end, or even when I sit for a few minutes in the middle of a busy day, is such a blessing. It refreshes me and I find I can get up from the piano relaxed or even more energized for tasks.
We prayed for more music in our lives and God is being faithful to answer that prayer.