Well, I am being released from my calling as Relief Society Pianist (whew!) The RS President even admitted that while she loved seeing my progress, that she has been prompted a lot that this was not the calling for me.....so they are moving me into a calling that I am excited for, and is one I can really expand from. (I'll go over that more after I am accepted to the call on Sunday).
The nice thing about having been the Pianist though, is that it gave me a chance to revisit a skill I thought I seriously lacked....okay, so I still suck at it, but I am improving. With time, I can even be decent. I won't be performing for Carnegie Hall, but then I never had dreams of concert halls and fame anyway.
I am, however, going to step it up a notch and tackle two songs that I've always loved and wished I could play for myself: Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", and (no laughing) "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart. I certainly have my work cut out for me! I downloaded the sheet music to both tunes yesterday and, as you can see from the sample page below, my favorite little Sonata is certainly a complicated enough piece for a beginner like me.
I have time though....now all I need is a couple copies of each song made, a pen and a whole lot of white-out (I still struggle with reading the notes, so I write down the notes....sadly, I often still screw up what note is which on the lower hand).
Wish me luck everyone!