QUOTE(maggiemay @ Dec 21 2005, 09:46 AM)
There really isn't any substitute for a good teacher, because small faults in the early stages (wrong hand position, bad posture, tense shoulders etc) can be corrected or re-routed early on before they become a serious problem.
If looking for a teacher is out of the question, find a friend who is willing to teach you, or a student teacher just starting out who is looking for willing "victims" to help get started and who may charge very little. I had a friend who used to trade a reflexology session for a piano lesson - that worked well, so maybe there's something you could do for a friend or colleague in return for some musical help.
Many people on the forums find that practising / playing, far from being another chore, is actually relaxing and beneficial. Sorry to hear you have ADHD; I wonder whether you have found listening to music helps you, although I have to admit I don't know much about ADHD. It sounds as if you have had a fair bit of disruption in your 23 years - hope you don't mind my saying that.
My daughter's also at uni btw - Lincoln.
Ooh - food is here - gotta go!
Lincoln! It was my backup, hull being my main choice, i ended up at Derby though, hehehehe!
No need to be sorry about ADHD, its a part of life, wouldnt be same without. ADHD is busy brain problem, problems with concentration and stuff. Music does help and listening to it calms me down when I get stressed so hopefully i'll be able to sort myself out bit more and itll be a distraction other than the tv!
I have found a violin teacher, and have a violin although i play very very badly, *screach screach screach* and im told that i could carry that on from basically scratch and learn to read music and do theory, when im upto grade 5 level with that to possibly pick flute up properly and in meantime my friend with take me through kind of learning - shes a flute teacher. She also tells me I need do take theory exams to get out of it what i want. I dont see the point in learning and not doing the exams anymore as they look nice of cv and will assist teaching.