I grew up as a huge piano player, almost deciding to major in music in college but then realizing that the profession is way too cutthroat. I haven't had as much time as I'd like the last couple of years, but just this week actually I bought a $2,000 electric piano, so I can get back into it again.
I actually pretty much paid my way through college as a church pianist and with a jazz band that me and a few buddies had. Those were awesome times. I might have actually had more money then than I do now.