I first started playing in January 2016 and had no musical experience at all. I took private lessons for a while and then decided to use Michael’s course because the private lessons concentrated on songs only and not technique. Today I recorded my performance piece in Lesson 1 for the first time. I know that I have come a long way but it took about 20 attempts to finally be okay with the recording. This will be my motivation to continue practicing daily so I can improve. Hope this helps.