Sunday, January 22, 2012

Music in the air!

The boys started their violin lessons last week.  Jason and I are not really musical people...we enjoy listening to it but don’t have much talent for playing any instruments.  When the boys were little and we started discussing what activities to put them in, we both agreed that we should at least expose them to musical instruments.  Who know if they will have any talent, who knows if they will be any good at all, who knows if they will even like it but at least they will have been given the chance at it.  I truly believe that you won’t discover what you are truly good at unless you try.  So for now we are doing violin lesson, I think it will eventually lead to piano lessons but for now they are going to work on reading one music line and just getting their fingers to do what they want.  It’s funny to see how much practice (one entire week actually....but only about 5-10 minutes a day) it takes for a 4 year old to be able to get their fingers to open and close around the little strings.  They are quite into it and enjoy practice time.  For everyone else who is not musically inclined it was great to discover that the teacher actually gives the parents a little lesson the first time so we are able to help them practice and know what they are supposed to be doing!

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