Monday, October 22, 2007

Ode To Boy

K.Z. started piano lessons about a month ago and like a typical boy has, so far, ranged in emotion of loving it to never wanting to go to another lesson ever and starting guitar.

Despite the range of emotion, he still seems to be doing quite well with his lessons and this morning asked me if I would listen to something. Assuming it would be yet another rendition of "The Imperial March", which he figured out how to play on his own one day, I stopped to listen with half an ear.

Then I heard him pound out a small part of, "Ode to Joy". And it was good! I was floored. This was the next lesson in his book and I had not heard him practice it at all. I had tried it myself last night and kept goofing it up (I am a vocalist, not a pianist by any stretch, although I can play "Mary Had a Little Lamb"...). Always a real confidence booster when your 7 year old shows you up.

So I thought I would just share my proud momma moment! So if your 4 year old can compose his own music and play Bach seamlessly, please do not tell me, I am happy in my bliss over here.

3 comments:

TheTutor said...

Way to go, K.Z.!

Mrs. Sam said...

Music seems to soothe everything...

Susie said...

Yay, K.Z.!!! En-JOY! :o)