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Monday, October 19, 2009

Lead by example

I always wanted to know how to play the piano. My two boys of course are taking piano lessons because I see how good it would be for them to know how to play it properly and one day "thank me" for making them practice faithfully every day. Well, practice time, is not the most exciting time of the day here at my house.... They practice, because they must (usually one is more interested than the other, but both of them would rather play outside!). I have been trying to help them find a motivation to get excited about it and well...... I asked my well educated kids, to teach their mother to play the piano. They know enough theory and have enough ability, to teach their mother. It will be great to anchor that knowledge in their minds by teaching someone, it will be good to make teachers out of these boys. Now I need to persevere and practice, practice and practice. They are SO excited to teach me, to see me practice, when I ask them questions, being faithful even when I find the homework they give me is not that exciting, like memorizing scales, memorizing where the notes are on the keyboard and the "lines" when you read the music sheet. It is all hard work for me, it is not easy to find the time to practice every day for half an hour besides my daily work of school, house keeping, taxi services, ... it is not exciting some days.... but I hope that in my perseverance and with God's help I will learn from my kids to play the piano.
I'll keep you posted on my progress!...


Becky said...

¡QuĂ© idea tan padre!

You are my great teacher.

I love you a lot.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Really, you´re a bravewoman! When you find something difficult to play, take a breath and try it again. Remember it´s not the same 10 years than 15 more,They are 15, no??


Sara said...

I'm kind of doing the same thing. I took 2 years when I was 8 years old and then switched to the flute but prefer to sing. With my boys playing now both my husband & I have taken over our boys books at night and are teaching ourselves. My oldest gott assigned Ode to Joy and for the first 3 days I called it Ode to Sorrow, then it became Ode to "Happy" and today it finally became Ode to Joy. I keep telling them that through music they can worship God and serve others (play for weddings, in some churches, for friends...)

We can encourage each other! By the time we are in our 40s we'll be pianists?? :-)

Heather said...

I'm usual! :)