I had to learn flute at school - looking back at it now, it was not so terrible because I learned a lot of music theory that was very helpful later on.
I started playing the guitar when I was 14. In the end, it was sort of a financial question. Both guitar and piano seemed to be instruments I wanted to learn but guitar was the one I could afford, so I ended up playing the guitar. Two years ago, I also started learning to play the frame drum. I have always been into all the medieval stuff - markets, events, music... and frame drum really is an amazing instrument. Now all there is left to do is to finally go and take some piano lessons.
It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high.
Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew -
and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.