Well, sort of — hard to be too famous as an “unnamed mom.” 🙂
But still pretty cool. Thanks Bret Pimentel! (And check out his blog, it’s a good one.)
For today’s main course we will be serving up a hearty serving of alphabet soup, as I try to work through which music exam is most appropriate for Opie.
There are two main contenders where we live. Neither is based in the US – Continue reading
One of the best parts of being a parent is how your childrens’ interests shape and enhance your own life. Because of Opie and her sister, I know now more about gymnastics and American Girl dolls than I ever expected knowing, as well as guinea pigs and flower fairies.
The oboe has come with its own sets of interests branching off into the unknown. Continue reading
All local, all live, all with oboes (some Baroque?), and all free!
Knock on wood – this hasn’t been a problem for a while, but we had a couple months where the oboe went in and out of commission on a regular basis. Occasionally we were oboe-less for a whole week.
I didn’t want Opie to lose the practice habit (or at least the little bit that had stuck). Continue reading
Oboe music, all the time, on demand, for free!
Beware the rental oboe.
Despite great efforts on our behalf by our wonderful teacher, we continue to have issues with the oboe on an almost daily basis.
This is oboe #2. We switched soon after starting private instruction – after playing oboe #1, our teacher started shaking his head and going “oh dear….”