Not by a long shot! I have argued (and proven somewhat successfully I think with the army of folks I’ve gotten playing over the years) quite the opposite. Consider … How long does a take a kid learning to play a brass instrument, or a say...

A large percentage of recreational piano players want, as their primary goal, to be able to accompany themselves (or someone else) singing. That percentage was much larger than I ever expected when I began to teach lead-sheet based, creative style piano. Here’s the great news:...