TV, along with computer games, has a lot to answer for and it's so sad: the ability to play an instrument is a skill which is a real asset. I was a teacher and the ability to play piano got me my posts.
Oh I so agree. I learned to play piano by lots and lots of practice. Kids today want to instantly know how to play.... without all the work that goes into it. I appreciate your comments and am very glad to meet you.
She is beautiful! I love this pic! I played for a wedding last weekend. At the rehearsal, there was a lil gal about Abby's age. She, of course, was instantly drawn to my keyboard and wanted to play it. I let her and she finally crawled up in my lap and had a field day with the knobs and various levers and such.. lol I loved it... she was making a terrible racket and having a blast! Her grandmother was terrified that she was going to break something, but my philosophy is never to discourage a kid from touching and playing a keyboard/piano... there's nothing they can do to it that can't be fixed or reset... and if I can manage to light a spark by letting a baby play my board, then by all means, do it!
Thanks so much. You really made my day. So you play too? That is awesome. I have taught piano for many years and still enjoy playing. Between artwork and piano, it gives me the creative outlet that I need. I totally agree also about letting them start when they are really little and interested.
You're welcome! Yep, I do play. I took my first lesson when I was 4 and majored in piano performance/voice minor... (I didn't finish... work called and school took a back seat). I still play but probably not as much as I should. I can't draw a straight line, but I love photography.. it tends to be my creative outlet these days!