Monday, June 13, 2011

well, well, well

Well, I finally figured out how to get back on this blog. Took me almost 2 years - but what is a little thing like 2 years between friends?

I have been very busy the last 2 years, still working at church, teaching piano, playing for the high school choir, and stuff like that. It seems like there is never a shortage of things to do.

Today I am teaching piano. Just 2 lessons, but they take time. One I already did - a boy, going into 5th grade, who will be going into his 3rd year of lessons with me this fall. He is an amazing learner - and very creative too. He named all the keys, going up by half steps, going through the whole alphabet. So there was A-Z, AA-ZZ, and AAA- something I don't remember. I figured out how to "play" his name, his brother's name, etc. So now he is writing a song, using those notes. As I said, very creative.

In a couple of hours, I will have a 4-yr-old Korean girl. Her parents have taught her "do-re-mi", using middle C as do. I am studying up on this type of teaching, as I have never been very successful at it. It works for me as long as I am always in the key of C, but I don't know how to go to G or D or F! So I guess I have my work cut out for me.

Well, I better each lunch and get stuff ready for that lesson. Hmmmm... Makes me tired just thinking about it. I better get my energy up!!!