For over a year, Esther has been asking me to teach her piano. I have put it off until this year, hoping that she would learn her ABC’s and 123’s first – it makes teaching piano so much easier! I feel as if I have bitten off more than I can chew at this point. She is so excited that I can hardly get her to sit still on the bench! She squirms and wriggles, smiles and giggles all while pressing the keys of the piano.
I guess I tend to be somewhat OCD about extra-curricular noise and movement, a trait I seem to have inherited from my maternal grandfather. :) Whatever the reason, it is all I can do to not scream as she writhes about on the bench beside me! I can only give short lessons at this point… Bad mom, I know. Perhaps she will grow out out of it?!
After our lesson this week, Daniel came in and was playing on the piano. I was doing something in the next room, and I heard Esther’s voice prompting his actions. “Now, Daniel. Push this one, now this one, and this one!” They were both delighted with their music, and she exclaimed to me, “Mama! I’m teaching Daniel to play the piano!” I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of the two of them playing happily together!
Here are my two budding musicians, hard at work! I just love those smiles!
Here they are playing Daniel’s “favorite song.” At least, that is what he said when she flipped the page in the book. How he made this determination is probably totally arbitrary, since neither one of them can play the song, but it really was funny! I love the way she has her arm around him – just like the sweet big sister that she is (most of the time)!