I used to play the piano for about 1 year and a half, from when I was in year 4 to mid year 5. I got up to grade 5 AMEB and was preparing for grade 6 before I decided to quit. I would practice for around an hour everyday, making it 7 hours a week with 1 hour piano lessons. I also used to do scales and arpeggios.
However, after a while I started to really hate playing the piano. I felt so stressed everyday, knowing that my mum would make me practice the piano for an hour. If I forgot to play it one day, she would make me do an extra hour the next day to make up for the previous day. At that time, she didn't know that that was actually quite harsh for a 10 year old to do, until my little sisters started to learn piano too and their teacher told my mum that it was in fact quite harsh.
Now I'm in year 9 and I'm 14 years old. It's been almost 5 years since I've left the piano and I haven't touched it since but I really want to start again. I asked my mum if I could get lessons again but she said that it's too expensive and that it isn't worth paying for since I'm only learning piano as a hobby and it's already been 5 years since I left it. How long would it take me to regain my skills? and how can I persuade my parents to let me take lessons again?