Thursday, January 07, 2010

Back to piano.

Good morning, it is Thursday.

Yesterday Hansen and Lillie had their first piano lesson after the long break. Lillie had played plenty over the break and was happy to have a lesson. Hansen, on the other hand, had only looked at the piano in disgust over the break and was not too excited about his lesson. Lillie knew her notes and had improved on all her songs, even memorizing some songs just for fun. Hansen put all his piano stuff in a corner of his mind that looks like the trash can icon on the bottom of your computer screen. Not too surprisingly, these tactics paid off well for Lillie, but not so much for Hansen. Their teacher got out the white out and whited out the finger count notes in Hansen's book so he actually needs to learn his notes, and now they have to pass a number of flash cards during their lesson. Looks like Hansen will learn to play the piano one way or another. But it is not forever. Next school year (they currently have band and orchestra for 5th and 6th graders) if he chooses to play band or orchestra, then he can quit piano if he wants. To be honest, I am kind of surprised how much Lillie enjoys playing the piano, and just as surprised that Hansen does not...I guess he is just happy to play the radio and sing, which really is not so bad.

See you tomorrow.

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