We signed up with the best intentions. Now we sit guilty and discouraged. Getting inspired to practice is difficult. What to do?
Before you throw in the sheet music, so to speak, try this.
Put on your walking shoes and go for a long walk. Long enough to perspire. This will get the "happy" hormones firing on all cylinders. Happy hormones will inspire you to sit down and tackle the music. Try it, it really works.
Proof? Google "Happy Hormones" For a longer read click on this.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.