A few years ago I purchased a double harmonic ocarina from http://www.songbirdocarina.com . I was very proud, and scared, about this new instrument! I had seen pictures of instruments like this in movies, cartoon, bible excerpts, I was excited! But it took me months to even try it, and months again to even make it sound good.
The biggest fault I found was with myself. I felt I could never show this to others, as they wanted to hear it, and I didn’t think I was worthy of that honor. Finally, after much encouragement from my friend who plays piano with our church, I brought it out, and played Amazing Grace infront of our group one sunday.
Great! I was asked to play it again and again!
And I have been asked to play again in two months, by then I hope to be even better 🙂