Thursday, June 02, 2011
Is it wrong to be jealous of an 8 year old? I think if I had the chance to "do anything" that I wanted...it would be take piano lessons. I have always wanted them...and maybe someday will have them. Esther said she is willing to teach me... For now...I am happy that Esther is able to learn this art. I am very proud of her for working so diligently. Again...I asked her on the way to the recital if she was nervous...she looked at me strange and replied "no"...as if I might have been crazy or something. She was totally at ease...and took it all in stride. She has to get that part from her Dad...I would have been shaking and my fingers would have locked up...it would have been a disaster! I look forward to when she plays harder pieces. Do you ever read books where sometimes after the characters eat supper they retire to the music room and listen to someone play the piano? Why don't we do that anymore? I love to just sit and listen to her play. I told her my goal is that someday she will have to play me the Canon in D....I simply love that piece! I think that is fair...I pay for lessons...she plays me the songs I like....hehehe. Isaac does not take lessons anymore. He did not practice as much as we would like...therefore...we don't want to waste our money on something that is not valued. He must value it some though...sometimes he gets his music out and plays it...which makes me happy. Gayle is next on the schedule. She starts lessons in the Fall. 2nd grade is when our teacher likes to start the kids, so that they have a good handle on reading. I honestly don't have any idea how Gayle will do...she likes music, and spends time on things that are important to her...we shall see how it goes.