We have been looking for the right sort of lessons for JH for a while now. He seems to have laid down his axe for now, which makes us sad, but we know better than to force him to pick it up again. He will. But we really think that music is his thang, so we've been looking for lessons for a while. He didn't want to take guitar, but he did ask about taking drum lessons. At some point I think we'll honor that, but for the time being, we've settled on piano.
Through his kindergarten teacher, we found a wonderfully talented high schooler who teaches piano lessons for a great price. She's amazing, and has him so eager to learn, and now my favorite part of the day is when we sit at the bench together while he practices. He's already memorized his first piece of music for his recital, "The Hungry Spider", and decided at the last minute that he would do the same piece for his school talent show. He was so nervous for the "audition", but was a little disappointed to find out that it was only his teacher in the room. Not the panel of grim judges with arched-eyebrows that he had prepared for. We don't know if he's in yet, but I guess he did alright, because he tells me his teacher said he was "amazing and fantastic".
I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully this year, he'll go through with it.
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