One of my favorite songs, admittedly about guitar, has some verses that could describe our process as well. It’s called Six String Orchestra, by Harry Chapin

I’d play at all the talent nights,
I’d finish, they’d applaud.
Some called it muffled laughter,
I just figured they were awed.

So I went up for an encore,
but they screamed they’d had enough.
Well, maybe I just need a group
to help me do my stuff.

later in the song we have the reaction from his teacher

I’ve been taking guitar lessons,
but my teacher just took leave.
It was something about a break down,
or needing a reprieve.

But I know I found my future,
so I will persevere
and hold onto my dream of
making music to their ears.