That might be an easy question to the 'pro' fans. When did Paul start to learn piano? And was he educated by a pianist or who introduced him to the instrument?
I mean it took a long time to see him playing that instrument the first time with the Beatles (was it Hey Jude?) so it was a hidden treasure and I presume he started before playing guitar. Am I right or wrong?
@gazon So you're right. Mr. McCartney started to play the piano before playing the guitar and even tried his hand at the trumpet in between. He even tried the trumpet in between, which made him conclude that blowing a trumpet and trying to sing at the same time doesn't work very well. Lol That's why he asked his father to exchange his trumpet for a guitar. For the little anecdote. The first guitar Mr. McCartney got was right-handed. So he tried to play the guitar backwards. But it didn't work too well. So he took the strings off and put them back on right side up for him. So that's what it's all about. To answer your question about when Mr. McCartney started playing piano and with whom. Well, I might not be very precise. But in short. He started playing piano with his father, who was also a musician. It would be him who taught him to play this instrument. Moreover the song "When I'm Sixty four" was written by Mr. McCartney at the age of sixteen. If I am not mistaken. That's all I know anyway. I hope I didn't say too much nonsense.
I hope I answered part of your question.
I wanted to make sure that I told the story correctly. I believe this is actually in the lyrics book. Quoting Paul from New Yorker magazine at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/25/paul-mccartney-writing-eleanor-rigby-beatles
"And, when I was in my early twenties, Jane’s mum, Margaret, organized lessons for me with someone from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she worked. I even played “Eleanor Rigby” on piano for the teacher, but this was before I had the words. At the time, I was just blocking out the lyrics and singing “Ola Na Tungee” over vamped E-minor chords. I don’t remember the teacher being all that impressed. The teacher just wanted to hear me play even more scales, so that put an end to the lessons."