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.)
This one is about life, not music.
It is the oddest feeling when your ten-year-old is the person most able to make a situation better.
TTOTD = tiny treat of the day. One of our incentive systems for practicing. Candy for practicing isn’t unusual but I’ve tried to change it up a bit to heighten the interest, and our method is still working well a couple months later.
A practicing success today: Opie reviewed the notes from yesterday’s lesson before playing each piece. But we kind of cheated in how it was done.
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
I brought Opie and her sister to another impromptu summer concert this evening, this one just for fun. Run by students as an annual fundraiser for Partners in Health, it featured an eclectic mix of music including pop, jazz, blues, Beatles and more. The audience brings their own lawn chairs and the concert takes place in a backyard.
We had an excellent time despite some stops and starts because of the weather. But while the girls were enjoying the music, I was in awe of the event and what it involved: Continue reading