♬ ♪ ♫ Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti ♫ ♪ ♬
Every Tuesday I go to piano lessons at 4:10. When I first walk in my piano teacher, Valerie Walsh, has a snack of some kind waiting for us. It’s usually something like this:
I always wash up in her bathroom before I play so I don’t get her piano dirty. Next I come out and sit down to play. I put my fingers in position like this:
Lately I’ve been playing with just one hand because I broke my wrist, but Valerie says in some cases it is good because I wouldn’t be playing the songs that I’m doing right now like “Smoke on the Water” and the “Blues Scales”. I have six piano books that I’ve moved on from and one that I’m working on right now! Here are some pictures of them:
I have been playing piano for 4 years and it’s one of my favorite activities! We like to have fun at lessons!! Here is a silly picture that Valerie took of me:
I also sing. I love to sing and play. A few songs I have sung and played are “ He’s got the Whole World in his Hands” and “ White Horse”!! This week I’m doing just singing so I can practice how to make my voice a little louder.
I also wanted to tell you what inspires me about music and why I like it so much. Well, first of all, music inspires me because I love the sounds it makes and how other professional people play it like it’s nothing. That’s what inspired me to take lessons, hearing how good people are and how I want to be just like those people one day! One person that inspires me is my mom’s cousin Cathy. She took piano lessons all through life and became a fabulous pianist. I would like to be able to just sit down and be able to just play any music that is in front of me. She inspires me so much I’m going to play for the rest of my life so I can get better and better at it each day!
Would you believe at one time I wasn’t so fond of piano? When I first started taking lessons it wasn’t easy for me. Did I give up? NO!! I developed my process and didn’t quit even though it was hard for me. So remember don’t give up when things are hard because someday you might end up loving your talent.
When I went for my first day of piano It wasn’t easy to learn the notes. I had to practice hard to get the hang of it. Also I needed to memorize the scales and identify what the notes looked like, and how to read them. As I developed my process I noticed that I was getting better at it every day because I practiced every night after school.
As you can see I really enjoy the hobby of playing the piano!
I would like to share a video of me playing a song called “Got Lots of Rhythm”