If your children are keen football players but you want to foster an interest in music-making as well, perhaps point out to them that Premier League player Raheem Sterling is currently taking piano lessons.

According to the Daily Star, the Manchester City attacking midfielder spent £10,000 on a brand-new Yamaha but has been putting off learning – which no doubt many piano students out there can relate to. After all, practicing piano (or any instrument, for that matter) can be like pulling teeth… but if you want to get better, you have to put the hours in.

A source close to the player told the newspaper that Sterling used to just walk past his new piano and run his fingers over the keyboard, promising himself that he’d have lessons one day.

“Now he’s taken the plunge and is enjoying immersing himself in the music. He is proving quite adept, he’s got rhythm and flow on the field and people with that inner feeling for balance and good timing usually make good pupils,” the source went on to say.

If you want to learn, get in touch with us here at Arts Academy. We can help sort you out with piano lessons in London quickly and easily so you can start playing straightaway. Even better, we come to you to help you learn in the comfort of your own home – and it’s not just piano that we offer tuition in. We also teach guitar, harp, singing, violin, cello and lots more so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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About the author, Creative Directer Robert Emery

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, Robert Emery has seen them all.

Besides music, Robert is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Besides the Arts Acadeny, within the portfolio is a symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has 1 wife, 1 baby boy and 4 cats.