The Unexpected Reason BLACKPINK’s Rosé Kept Practicing Piano, Even After Stopping Lessons

She quit her piano lessons but…

BLACKPINK‘s Rosé is a talented musician even outside of her work as an idol. She’s known for her golden voice, which wins the hearts of fans…

Her elegant dancing…

Her songwriting ability…

And her talent for playing guitar…

And piano.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rosé explains that, unlike singing, the piano wasn’t an instrument she was passionate about.

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The interview asks Rosé how she first started to gain interest in music.

Was music something you gravitated toward as a child, without thinking?

-Rolling Stone interview question

And while Rosé agrees that she did pursue music as a child, her playing piano started from forced piano lessons, where the teacher was so scary that Rosé didn’t want to practice.

We had this really old piano that was handed to us from our auntie… It was always sitting in the living room. We had lessons growing up – I hated them. I used to cry because I didn’t want to practice. The teacher was really scary.


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But, much to Rosé’s surprise, when she asked her mom if she could stop piano lessons, she agreed since Rosé had a solid enough foundation to improve her singing.

I remember, one day I told my mom, ‘I don’t want to take lessons anymore.’ She agreed. I was so surprised. I learned how to paly basic chords. So that was enough to be an instrument to my singing.


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But, even though she managed to stop her official piano lessons, Rosé was drawn to continuing to play for one unexpected reason: boredom.

Rosé explained that while things like movies could be an exciting way to spend time as a kid, the internet wasn’t fast enough for that to be a reliable activity.

The internet back then was so slow. In the morning we’d wake up, and if we wanted to watch a movie, we’d click ‘download’ and we’d have to wait, like, two days.


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But, in stark contrast, the piano didn’t require any “download” time.

But the piano: We don’t have to charge it. We could play it on the spot.


And because her family was always busy and Rosé’s friends lived far away, she got bored really quickly.

My parents were always out at work – surprisingly, I didn’t really hang out with friends too much back then. My friends all lived quite far from me. My sister would be studying. I’d have nothing to do.


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So ultimately, she would turn to the piano as a way to entertain herself.

I’d watch TV for three hours, and by the end I’d be bored, so I’d start playing the piano…


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And Rosé would get so immersed in the music that her parents would have to tell her to stop playing so they could sleep.

… Until my parents literally said, ‘We need to sleep now! Can you be quiet?’


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And although her parents often had to debate over who was the one to go tell her to stop singing and playing piano, Rosé thinks it’s nice that her parents always supported her dreams of becoming a musician.

I mean, it’s so nice if you think about it. Thank you for not crushing my dreams of becoming a superstar.


You can read more about Rosé’s interview here.

BLACKPINK’s Rosé Opens Up About Her Lack Of Confidence And Why It Shouldn’t Be Seen As Negative

Source: Rolling Stone