This Is Who I Am: Majid Al Harmoudi
I know myself quite well. I am no superhero, but I am surely not less than anyone else is.
I fell in love with the piano when I was 14 years old. To some, learning how to play a musical instrument at that age seemed rather late. Though I must admit, I was not worried about anyone’s opinion.
Curiosity marked the beginning of my story. Seeing my father’s piano settled by the entrance of the house everyday had me wondering if I could ever learn how to play. Hence, I gave it a shot, several shots actually. Although, my practicing sessions only occurred whenever my dad left for work.
They call us the Millennials, the spoiled brats that have no patience nor will; the ones obsessed with technology.
I cannot deny that technology really was my secret. I spent hundreds of hours trying to learn how to play the piano through Youtube. It was certainly difficult, as mastering a new skill without the help of a teacher required a lot of commitment.
Patience, persistence, and practice impressed my father. My beginner skills soon started to fascinate him.
My father is the core source of my inspiration and support. He never believed in the negative stereotype of music; as soon as he noticed my love for playing, he moved the piano to my room and became my very first teacher.
It started first as a hobby, but now I play and create melodies of my own.
The Greek musician Yanni was the first to inspire me. I love Sami Yousi’s music, and Hans Zimmer caught my fascination a long time ago.
My dream is to perform one day in Dubai Opera and in Sharja’s Al Majaz Amphitheatre. I hope to represent the UAE in one of the world’s most famous theaters someday.
I am Majid Younis Al Harmoudi, Electrical Engineer in Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), graduate of Khalifa University, a passionate reader, a fan of football, and I cheer for Juventus.
As I’ve mentioned in the beginning, I am no superhero, but I know what I want to achieve in life.
This is who I am.