So, for a little bit of fun - I thought I'd start sharing some things that people are usually shocked to find out about me. These are the type of unexpected things that pop up in conversation.
When I was younger I was a Band Geek! No, that's not true - I wasn't a Band Geek as such, but I was in the band and played an instrument.
Any guesses as to what that instrument to the right could be?
I was part of my Primary (Australia's Elementary School) School's Concert Band - meaning I was a part of the band that went to all of the festivals, competitions etc.
I was... a flute player, a flutist, a flautist a fluter - whatever you'd like to call me! (I know all of the terms thanks to a hub I wrote on Parts of a Flute)
My parents bought me a beautiful Gemeinhardt flute and I went to lessons once a week. I played first chair flute in the concert band and I'm pretty sure I fudged my way through every song.
Say what? Yep.. I don't really know how I managed to play the flute when I never practiced. Thankfully for my lazy self, music comes naturally to me and I learn by ear. I actually taught myself to play the piano the same way!
The highlight of my fluting career (ha!) was playing for a band concert at the Sydney Opera House. Thanks to that experience I can honestly say - I played Twister in the Sydney Opera House. Hey, that's another thing you didn't know about me! and I bet not many other people could say they've done that.
So tell me, did you play an instrument when you were younger?