Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Never say never...or even not right now
Show of hands...who knows how much Reagan loves music? If you didn't put your hand up we need to do a little remedial Reagan education for you, see me later to schedule ;) This girl sings her way through every day. When she could string two words together to tell us what she wanted it didn't stop her from singing every word of Jesus Loves Me. She puts music up on the piano and "accompanies" herself. She has been playing her baby piano since she could sit up. So I always said someday I would teach her. When she was ready. Which I assumed wouldn't be for a while. After all I usually recommend five to six as a starting age and started the older girls at those ages. And while it has never bothered me that Reagan often masters skills later than many children, I did make the assumption that learning to play the piano would be one of them. Until one day she did something that showed me her sequencing skills and the music teacher in me noticed. And I realized she was the about the age for that. So I thought why not see what she can do. I picked up a book that I thought would be appropriate for her temperament and learning style...and then promptly got too busy to do anything about for a month.