That's great news about the lessons and your comments about just concentrating on the music rings 100% true with me too. I know I'm never going to be brilliant, I just want to be good enough to play the stuff that floats my boat.
Welcome back to the warm keyboard.
A certain short person in this house got some money for Christmas and she's specifically asked for piano lessons, so we're going to meet a potential teacher later this week.
Anyway, talking of breaking news, my daughter has her first piano lesson today! We went to meet her new teacher yesterday and they seemed to get on very well. Now comes the painful bit; I have to write a cheque I'd love to be able to afford lessons for me too, I may put some on my next Christmas list. At least then I can get my paws on her antique Bechstein grand it sounds stunning.
Even before she had her lesson, when I went to collect her at school, I found that all the teachers and children seemed to know that she was going, she'd told absolutely everyone in her excitement. Bless.
You're right, Gill, I do have a birthday before then, next month in fact. I'll have a serious think about it. When I arrived at the end of Boo's lesson, I found myself wishing that I was there too. Money's tight, but life's for living as well. I'm dreading the moment when Boo progresses really quickly and she suddenly realises that Mummy isn't actually that good after all
Adults learn slower - not least because they have Other Things To Do, like cooking, cleaning, working, etc., etc. I've stopped beating myself up over not doing enough practice for my guitar, I just breeze in and say 'Sorry Dave; it'll be supervised practice today, not a lesson!' He doesn't mind, as long as I don't pretend to have done ten hours' practice then bog it all up!
Dave, how did your lesson go????
NOOoo - it's MY piano! She can get her own at the other end of the room as soon as she's earned enough from going up the chimneys!dave brum wrote:You're going to have to get used to the fact it is yours and Boos piano now!
I have a book of really easy Early Learning songs for piano you may find useful. Either Mummy can play them to Boo, or (soon) vice-versa. PM me if you're interested, Nuttycrunch!
As for the book, I don't want to overload her right now, she's very happy with Tunes for 10 Fingers, but I may well take you up on that offer some time soon, it's nice to have something other than lesson stuff to stretch her (and me) after a while!
Glad you're enjoying your lessons and feel that you're learning things - that's the main thing, isn't it?