Friday, May 10, 2013

Jed's Birthday, Also General News

Head over to Jed's Story to read the latest post about how we celebrated his birthday,
and check out mine(Nathan's) and Sunny's blogs for more news.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

'Special Music'

Yesterday was our church's 3rd anniversary and we played this song as part of the celebration...

Friday, January 13, 2012

More from the Wretched Brothers

This time the Wretched Brothers decided to actually work on a song, maybe even switch one up a bit. Nathan chose the song "God be Merciful to me" and arranged it in a blues style. He thought the blues were more fitting  to the context of the song: repentance.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Music Class

When the school year started a month ago, I was given the opportunity to give Natalie-Rose a short little music class each day as part of her "pre-school". Since she is only 3 years old, each class would be no more than 15 minutes and it would be very basic; pretty much just learning to sing simple songs together.

That went very well and Natalie was so interested, that I started showing her different things about the piano. She seemed to want to learn more, so I decided to teach her to play a simple song on the black keys. I found some number stickers, put 1, 2, and 3 on a set of black keys, and wrote on a marker board the numbers for Mary Had a Little Lamb. Then I showed her how it worked. She picked that concept up so quick! She even found a way to help herself keep track of where she was in the song: she would point to the number on the board with her left hand while she played with her right! She did so well after a day or so, that I took the numbers off of the keys. So here's a video of her first song:

Then, I remembered I had a level one book of the curriculum I use for my students on the shelf. It has in it some basic songs written for the black keys. So I got that out to see what would happen with those. I explained to her how it worked (pretty much the same as the way she learned Mary Had a Little Lamb) and off she went! Here she is using her left hand and playing with two fingers!

Yes, her big sister is a piano teacher, but honestly, I can't take credit for this. All I did was notice her interest and am giving her the tools she needs to learn. What a blessing.