Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Proof That You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

Dh playing a rousing rendition of Beethoven's Fifth...or maybe it was Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

A month or so ago, we purchased a used keyboard for our children. Our plan was to teach them to read music and to see if they were musically inclined at all.

Turns out that the papa is musically inclined.

He had so much fun playing around with the keyboard that he began to think that maybe a 35 year old man could learn to play the piano.

So he bought himself a piano!

He almost never buys anything for himself - let alone something bigger (and more expensive) than a breadbox. He must be serious.

We don't have the space for a traditional piano - so we bought a digital one.

Of course the piano is for the children also - the boy is only mildly interested in it - the girl has been picking things up rather quickly.

So far the hub and girl are self-teaching but considering lessons.

If you had told me a couple of months ago that my husband would buy a piano and LOVE playing it - I wouldn't have believed you.


CanadianGrandma said...

Obviously your husband has inate musical ability but had never explored this part of his life! Good for him!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow, that's so fun! We both used to play around with the piano a lot when we were first married, but a two-year-old is keeping us from it now.

The Correspondent said...

We're looking at digital pianos! With three pianists practicing one hour per day each, I need a piano with headphones. :-)