The boys have been attending music lessons for the last 2.5 years.
We initially started them both on the violin but along the way, Jakey didn't seem to take to it really well so we kinda stopped his lessons for a while. A few months later, we thought we would let him try learning the piano and since then he's enjoying his weekly lessons.
D and I felt that it's important for the kids to engage their right brain and so other than arts and crafts, music is a good outlet for them to develop this other side of their growth. It's been pretty rigorous trying to get them to practise consistently but we really try our best to get them to do it. It also helps that after some trial and error, we finally got the right fit of teachers that really inspire them (oh we have plenty of stories to tell.)
At the end of the day, the most important factor for us is we really want them to enjoy learning the violin and the piano. Music should never been an added stress to them. =)
Last Saturday was their music school's recital. It was held at the Arts House. (I love that the school picks places like these for the children to showcase their songs)
It was the second concert for Kayden and the first solo for both of them. They each picked a song and after weeks of practice, it was finally time to play in front of a crowd.
|Playing on his own at the baby grand|
|March by Mr Handel was his song choice.|
D and I were so pleased to see our boys perform. It's really encouraging to see their efforts pay off. You really should see the smiles on our faces. =)
At the end of it, all the participants in the recital received a medal for their efforts. The boys always look forward to receiving theirs. They sit on their bookshelf after. =)
I am absolutely thankful for these two teachers who are patient and inspiring that makes the boys love their classes.