My Mini Mozarts

Recently both my girls have begun to show an interest in music and our piano, so I enrolled them in piano lessons.

 

The first week, the teacher showed them the basics: position of their fingers, position on the seat, how to read the notes, etc.

 

 

 

 

I knew Allana was really ready, but I worried about Emmalynn.  I didn’t know if she would have the attention span or capability to sit still long enough to learn how to play.

 

 

 

Emmalynn proved me wrong.  She did fabulously!  And like a sign from above to validate that I made the right choice enrolling her, Emmalynn’s first song to learn happened to be her favorite since she was a baby: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

 


 

As directed by her teacher, I put stickers on our piano to help Emmalynn practice.

 

 

During Allana’s practices, she needed a little help finding middle C.  Although they didn’t practice every day, they practiced enough to impress their teacher the following week.

 

At our second lesson, their teacher said the girls are progressing very well and ready for more challenges.  She didn’t expect to see such progress so quickly.  This encouraging news caused me to beam with pride from ear to ear.

 

 

 

I like to believe they got their musical ability from me, since I took years of piano lessons in my youth, but I have to give Dad some credit since there’s some musical talent on his side as well. (Dad plays guitar, too.)  Maybe the combination of both our genes made mini Mozarts.

 

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18 thoughts on “My Mini Mozarts

  1. I remember my parents making me take piano. Then I switched to accordion. LOL Lawrence Welk was a great influence. Glad they are doing that and I hope they enjoy. Happy Easter to you and your family 🙂

  2. That is SO awesome! I wish I had stuck with piano when I was younger… but my teacher was mean. She was also my aunt who had a daughter who could play by ear, but that’s another story.

    I hope your girls keep it up!

  3. interesting the way you chronicle their lessons and learning. i remember my piano lessons when i was a kid. might have helped if i’d practiced!!

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  4. Three out of four of my kids play piano as well – something that I always wanted to do but never had the opportunity. It is wonderful to see them grow as little musicians!

  5. That is fantastic and I love the idea of stickers on the keys! I have a toddler who loves to play (er, pound) on the piano so I can’t wait until he’s old enough to take lessons. I hope he enjoys it as much as I did as a kid.

    Hope your girls keep it up!

    -Aimee

  6. Does the teacher come to your house or do you go to hers? Is she local? Reasonable? I would love to start lessons for my girls too.

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