In my last post, I talked about how my grandmother was the first person to really think that maybe I’d be able to play piano. Everyone in my family always loved music, and my dad played trumpet in school as a kid, but no one that I’m aware of played piano by ear like I can. I consider myself very lucky and blessed that I can, but I always wondered where I got it from.
Eventually, when I had kids of my own (I have 4 kids under 10 years old now) I was always secretly hoping that one of my kids would have an interest in learning a musical instrument, but better yet if they could play by ear, that would be awesome!! So far, hate to say it, my two oldest kids, don’t seem to have any musical talent, or even any interest in learning at all. My youngest child is 3, so it’s kind of early to tell if he does yet (still holding out hope though). But, my daughter, always liked to sing since she was real little (shs is 5 now). So I’m really happy about that!
But last night she asked me to show her how to play the piano. None of my kids asked or really even cared much before. Every day I practice the piano myself, and my kids have little to no interest…but last night my daughter heard a new song I’m working on and she asked me to show her! I was so excited! She wanted to play the song I was playing, but obviously that didn’t happen…yet. I hope to show her my songs someday. So, anyway, I just held her hand at first and we played typical kid songs, like “Row Row Row Your Boat,” “Jingle Bells,” and songs like that. She had a lot of fun. At first I thought she was asking for me to show her because she didn’t want to go to bed. But she asked me to play again when she woke up this morning, so it looks like she really has an interest! I’m so glad 🙂
I made a quick video me teaching her the “A, B C’s” on the keyboard. Nothing too exciting but it’s definitely a start. She’s on my real keyboard (yamaha), the one that I use to record/play all of my music. Here it is:
And just a quick update on the songs I’ve been working on. I’m about halfway finished recording my lastest song, and I have another one that I actually finished a while ago, but never recorded. I hope to have these finished soon.
If you haven’t heard my songs yet and want to, go to the right of the screen and you’ll see the music player.
Thanks to those of you who continue to listen to my songs and read this blog 🙂
-Lindsay Della Vella