Thursday, February 25, 2010
Inspiration in a Piano Lesson
Inspiration comes from everywhere!
I've been teaching K how to play the piano since 2004. She's learned a lot, she knows her notes, she knows her chords and the basic progressions. She knows how to play a scale, and how to swing. She can sight read, and she can perform- she's quite a talented kid!
Lately she's been having the hardest time with her songs- it's frustrating for both of us because I can't possibly pass them off in the state they're in, and she's playing all the notes right but it still sounds like she's hunting and pecking for each tone. She sounds completely unsure.
Finally today I stopped her- "K, what are you looking at while you play?"
"Well...I kind of look at both staffs. Mostly the bass (left hand notes) I guess."
"Are you looking at the notes you're playing?"
"Alright, quit it. You already know what you're playing- look to the next note to see where you need to go!"
And you know what? It made all the difference.
I want to quit staring at my own feet, and always look ahead to my goals.
Have joy in the journey, guys!
For more inspiration, head over to Melissa's