Music – Settling In With Both Hands

By | March 19, 2013

Alright, I don’t think I can avoid it any longer: it’s time to blog about music with Eva.

One of the first things Rebecca and I talked about is not being “those parents.” You know, the musicians who spend every waking moment trying to make a musician out of their kid.

So we wanted to make sure that music didn’t get more attention than any other area of study. We practice at home 3 to 4 times a week, and she has a weekly lesson with my senior teaching assistant at our Conejo Valley campus.

I suppose when I look at it, her music situation is pretty ideal: daddy works on the front end, introducing new material. Mommy drills and makes sure she’s understanding everything everything and all the connections are made. Miss Julia keeps her balanced in the curriculum.

All in all, we’re proud of our little kiddo. She’s settling in well to playing with both hands. This video is a couple of weeks old; now she’s getting through Mary Had A Little Lamb pretty easily and London Bridge as well.

It was also way harder than I thought to do a 2-handed practice while video-recording it. Anyway, here’s a snippet of our practice. Also, I swear…one of these days we’ll make a video where she doesn’t pick her nose. It’s some kind of involuntary reaction to being on camera.

 


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