Finally, my little girl asked me, ‘Mummy, can I learn to play the piano?’ on 31 August 2012. I had been waiting for the day for her to ask me that because I believe that only with the passion to learn will she pick it up. Besides, I don’t believe in piling kids with enrichment just for the sake of it.
My answer was a resounding ‘of course!’ and I got down to buy the necessary stuff the next day.
But it wasn’t until 7 September that we finally got down to having a proper lesson and I’m very happy that despite her humble age of 4, she concentrated very well during the 45-minute session of theory and practical with me.
This is her during another lesson, learning to draw crotchets and crotchet rests:
And forming her own song:
And this is her revising crotchets last night:
and revising names of notes and rests as well as learning their values:
and while we were having our theory lesson, little Alex got a chance to play the piano! He had been hovering around for his chance while we were at the piano:
In the span of 2 weeks, she has managed to play a couple of very simple songs with my accompaniment and we are so loving it! In my years of teaching piano, I must say, this is my proudest and happiest moment, watching my own child start playing the piano! Oh and I found myself kissing the little head while she was concentrating hard on practising – something I can’t do with other students of course! hehe. 🙂
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