I have been playing piano for about 4 years, almost 5. My original plan when I started (about 7) was to be able to say I can play an instrument. I eventually found out that year that I didn’t want to practice and ended up quitting.
When I was about 9 I started up again. This time I was dedicated. I practiced and played without having to drag myself to the piano. It was really coming into something I loved. Last year I went a year above me, in recital music, and this year about 2 years above. I have really achieved a lot in piano.
It really surprises me that piano started my love for music, because I really didn’t like it at first. After starting again, I wanted to play saxophone and drums within a year later.