"But I'm Not a Musician!"
Every once in a while, when talking with other people about music, someone says something like, “But what do I know, I’m not a musician,” meaning, “I’m not trained in music to really pass judgment on this song.” On one hand, I can understand why someone would say that. On the other, however, as a musician myself, I don’t think my opinion about music is more valid than anyone else’s. I know that the vast majority of my audience aren’t musicians. I, like most musicians, play music for myself - because I enjoy it. Sure, it’s great when my music is appreciated by other people, but I don’t care if they’re musicians or not. Like any art, some people will like a song, and others won’t. But whether or not you’ve studied music doesn’t matter! So go ahead, voice your opinion, even if you haven’t taken ten years of piano lessons.