I am one of those adults I’m always telling my girls about, one who wishes they had been more interested in music lessons at a young age. My mom taught me the basics of piano and I took piano lessons my first year in college, but was just never interested enough to put in the time and effort I should have.
Therefore, I resolved that both of our girls would take piano lessons beginning when they were in first grade. Our oldest daughter has been taking for about a year and a half now and I’m so pleased with how she’s doing. My husband loves having piano music in the house and I enjoy hearing the daily progress as she moves from feeling out a song to mastering it.
I am hoping that introducing our children to the discipline and joy of playing an instrument will begin for them a lifelong love and appreciation of music. Whether used for personal enjoyment or as a service to others, music can express a myriad of feelings and reach across many languages. Instilling in our children a love for music is one of the finer things in life.
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