Monday, April 19, 2010

Learning Piano

Hank has been requesting, and has not yet received, piano instruction. His wish to take lessons has been noted, but cannot be fulfilled until this coming fall. So, for now, he plugs along on his own, staring intently at Madeleine's easier piano books and trying to make some sense of the notes he sees on the page.

That first day he decided to teach himself piano, it didn't take long before he found the notes on the page corresponded to a particular note on the piano, and shortly after that he was plunking out a few simple songs.

I am reminded, once again, that when a person decides they want to learn something we're, by and large, able to do so, often on our own.


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Melanie T said...

You are absolutely correct. My girls, ages 12 and 11, have largely taught themselves, even though I have a master's degree in music and taught piano lessons for 20 years. I have given them very few formal lessons and yet they seem to doing just fine. I chime in every now and then with corrections. They are now to the point where I really should step in with more regular instruction. So, I'm pleased to see your son taking charge of his interest and going for it! Good for him.

Bob said...

Just like how your mom taught herself how to play's in the family bloodlines!