When It Starts Coming Together…

the tongue helps... really, it does

Giving piano lessons is one of the neatest things about getting the baby grand.  Of course, I wanted the grand for me, but I also didn’t want to give piano lessons on the little spinet I had.  (won’t give a brand name of the little spinet, but it’s just not a good piano)  And I did want to give lessons.  We need some new piano blood in our church.  Vickie and I aren’t getting any younger.

totally focused

Emily is eight, and I am priming her for the church pianist.  She just started a couple of months ago, serious lessons, and she’s doing great.  I love to watch her throw her hands out to the sides to calm herself down for the new pieces.  And I love to watch her when she’s really practiced hard and knows her lesson well.

now she's getting it

Today’s lesson, the new lesson, was the theme from the Mickey Mouse Club.  It looks hard at first until she plays through it a couple of times.  Then she sees that really can get it.

oh, yeah!!

And she really  likes it when we play the piece together.  We played a duet of Old McDonald today.  She was fantastic and very happy as she played it with me.

It’s just such fun when it all starts coming together.

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13 thoughts on “When It Starts Coming Together…

  1. Love that Emily is taking lessons …I know she was excited the last time i was home to show me what she had learned from you….cant wait til she gets really good at it..Keep up the good work emily and brenda..love u both.

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  2. Emily is sooooo cute! And that first picture with her tongue sticking out reminds me of Tish playing Mr. Whatchacallit. (Not sure if that is correct name.)

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  3. I wish I had captured the smile on her face when you were playing the duet. It was one of complete joy!!! We are so blessed to have you and Vicki playing at church. Emily has great inspiration to continue in her journey learning to play the piano!!!!!!!!

    Thank you Brenda for your teaching and encouragement !!

    Love you Emily…………keep up the good work
    Mom

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