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.