Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 students and counting

The grandkids with grandma after the recital.

When we first moved into this house, I did not have a piano. I wanted a piano so that my kids could take the piano lessons I so desperately wanted them to take.

But not having a piano gave me an excuse, because I knew I didn't have the money to pay for lessons for 4 kids.

Then the first little bit of awesomeness happened. My aunt Cathy(my mom's sister) told me that she wasn't using her piano so I could have it.

And this wasn't some broken, run down thing in need of a makeover and a good tuning. This was/is a NICE piano.

Then she made the brilliant suggestion that I get my mom to teach the kids piano. She was a music teacher and a piano teacher years ago, so why not?

Well, I asked, and she said yes. A happy yes. Not a "sure I will since I feel guilty saying no" yes.

So piano lessons began. Free piano lessons where she and my dad drive an hour to my house every week. Do I have it good or what? Or better yet, do my kids have it good or what?

And I'm not the only one who's lucky. She teaches my brother and sister's children as well.

And it was so fun to watch them all perform their recital pieces. My two oldest children now play the piano better than I do. Like, waaay better.

But I know that if I wanted lessons too, I would just have to ask and I'm pretty sure she would say yes.


  1. You are sooo right! I would say "yes" in a heart beat to teaching you right with all those incredible kids in the picture! I am so proud of them all. Several now play from the Hymn book as well or better than many adults. Thank you for asking me to be their teacher.

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  3. I love that Grandma teaches us piano!!! I've started playing from the Hymn book and I play the opening song in Young Women's sometimes.

  4. I love that mom does this. She is awesome!! My kids love the piano and it makes me so happy :)

  5. what? is that julia in the green? she looks SOOO GROWN UP! wow!


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