Comments: Beans, Beans the Musical Fruit...

Thanks for the link...glad you liked the post!

Posted by termindegree at January 28, 2006 01:55 AM

That was a cute story about the little boy with gas. His private lesson teacher knew just what to do to get him back on track.

I have a friend who has three granddaughters living with her. She has them into so many things that they don't have time to breath. I really feel for those girls. When my kids were in school, I purposely didn't let them do more than two things at a time. Band at Westfield was a full time endevor anyway.

Posted by Lucy Stern at January 28, 2006 09:31 PM

Yes, yes, yes!!

I overprogrammed myself in HS and college with no prodding from my parents. One day I was in my fourth consecutive hour of instrument practice (on three instruments, piano, horn, and classical guitar) after a full day of classes and looking forward to a long night of working graveyard in the computer lab (but only after jazz band rehearsal, concert band rehearsal, and two separate sound engineering commitments for the theater department), when I just... snapped. This goddamn Fernando Sor piece was going to kill me. I was hating music.

And then it hit me. People play music. Play.

That week I quit classical guitar lessons, scaled back my hours in the computer lab, and learned to turn up my amp to 11 again.

When my kids are old enough, you better believe they'll be getting piano lessons. But half of what they need to know is gonna come from fooling around, and I'm gonna let them.

Posted by Johno at February 2, 2006 09:45 AM
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