The day finally arrived.
The day mommy had dreamed about for many years.
Nana and I decided back in June that Hannah would start lessons this fall and Hannah talked about it often. She was excited! She was ready! And she asked often when she would start. She has grown up hearing Mommy teach piano to her students in the basement so it’s a concept she’s familiar with.
I purchased her books last week but she wasn’t aware of that until yesterday morning. She danced around the house squealing when I pulled her new books out of the bag. She was ready….NOW!
When we finished lunch she asked Nana if it was ‘Fall.’ Not knowing where she was going with this we said it would be fall next week. She then asked Nana if today was the day she was going to start piano lessons and was thrilled when Nana said, ‘Yes!’
It was fun to be on the other side of the lesson and be the mom sitting behind and listening to what Hannah was learning.
At one point Nana traced her little hands in her book so that Hannah could write in the finger numbers. I sat on the couch and held back tears! LOL! I have traced many a little hand into their piano books and today it was Hannah’s hands that were being traced! My Hannah! My baby girl!!
She learned about the musical alphabet being made up of the notes A, B, C, D, E, F and G. She also learned finger numbers, groups of 2 and 3 black keys and quarter notes (ta), half notes (ta-ah) and whole notes (ta-ah-ah-ah).
You did great Hannah! Mommy is so proud of you!!
A new part of our daily routine will now include piano time and I’m hoping to make this a fun part of our day as she learns how to play this beautiful instrument!
And yes, you will now be subjected to the occasional piano video here on the blog. Enjoy!