Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tickling the Ivories

Kaylee has been playing piano since she was 4 years old. Her wonderful Grandma teaches her and she has developed a great talent. She is wonderful at it...the problem is getting her to practice. When she doesn't practice, she forgets what she has learned, gets frustrated, and doesn't want to practice anymore. When she does buckle down and practice, she remembers her songs, and her face just glows as she tickles the ivories and she becomes more confident in her ability. Here is a link with some helpful tips to get your child to practice.

To help motivate Kaylee to practice, we planned a family recital together. She decided who she wanted to invite (which was hard with about a 12 person capacity family room), wrote the program with what songs she wanted to play, and helped me make some refreshments (which was the most exciting part for her):


Once everyone was invited the pressure was on and it sure gave Kaylee the kick in the pants that she needed to get those fingers moving! Kaylee did a fabulous job! I am so glad that she shared her talent and I sure hope it continues!



Here is a little taste of her talent...good job Kaylee!

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