88 Keys

Say it Rah-shay By Mar 22, 2015 3 Comments

When we moved, a co-worker gifted me a piano. At the time, I had visions of The Bee learning to play, practicing and working up to not quite Carnegie Hall but able to accompany kids who were trying out for something. Although she took lessons for a while, she eventually decided that the piano was not for her and I turned my thoughts toward the niece, nephew and cousin. Dill has decided the trumpet is for him, Arboo wants to play the violin and Pop is like, whatever.

So other than a poor version of chopsticks and Axel F, the piano has set unused.

A few weeks ago there was an ad near work about lessons. I called and decided that *I* would take lessons. I’ve always wanted to learn the piano but, like knitting, never thought that I had the coordination or dexterity to play. But in the few weeks that I have taken lessons I have found that I can type a bit better, that while, I am not playing symphonies, I can play a few notes with both hands.

The Bee has started dabbling with the piano again, practicing without prompting and taking the initiative over when she wants to get some keyboard time.



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  1. Fadra says:

    I bought a digital piano probably 13 years ago. I loved it then and although it’s collected dust over the years, I still love it. It’s great for relaxing and Evan is now interested in learning. I’m going to see if *I* can teach him!

    1. Rachee says:

      Lessons ain’t cheap! I was thinking of something similar if my daughter really wants to start playing again.

  2. That’s a great bonus! Did she see you play and then took up the interested again? That’s great reverse psychology even it that wasn’t your intent. I’ve always wanted to know how to play the piano and reflect on first grade crying at my lesson. My piano teacher was mean though. I’m still mad at her. LOL! So yeah I only know how to play Mary had a little lamb and Three Blind Mice which is just in reverse order.

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