Hi and Happy Thursday. I came across this photo of myself a while back. It thought it would be fun to share today. It cracks me up since I seem to be trying to read the music and touching the keys. I must have watched my aunt and some other people to know what to do.
I have always loved music and apparently at this age, loved trying to play some music. Who knew how it sounded? I love the smile on my face and how happy I seem to be. Music has always provided so many emotions and meant so much to me.
This was the piano at my grandparents’ beach house. It was well-loved and used a lot over the years. We regularly had sing-alongs there and my aunt would always play the piano for us. She often played with no sheet music and has always amazed me with that ability.
I have enjoyed playing for years but always got in trouble with my piano teacher for not practicing enough. She was also our organist at church for many years so I saw her several times a week. You would think that the constant reminding would have made me more willing to practice, but no. It was, in fact, a constant struggle.
Several years ago, Kirk and I bought an electronic piano with many settings and options. It is fabulous. I still love to play and still need to practice more. I have a few books of music that I am working on. They include favorite hymns, show tunes, and Christmas music. It is fun and something I still need to do more of.
I want Ian to learn to play the piano too. He has a good ear for music and enjoys touching the keys of our piano. When he tries, it actually doesn’t sound too bad. I have a guide to help with the name of each key. He, like me, will need to practice, practice, practice. For now, it is still just a fun activity.
I wonder what song I will be able to learn and how long it will take me? Hopefully not too long, if I will make the time to practice!!