PeacefulChaos Posted August 17, 2012 Share Posted August 17, 2012 If you knew how, that is. ;) Here's the deal: I really, REALLY wanted to put Link into piano lessons this year, but financially we're cutting back big time (stupid medical bills! :lol: ) and I don't feel it's the most responsible thing to do, adding $60/month to what we already are paying out. So we won't be going that route. (We've decided not to put Pink into dance this year for this reason, also) I have taught Link in the past a little, but it didn't go all that well. DH thinks we should be able to just stick it out and work our way through it. Part of me agrees with him, part of me thinks it will be a nightmare, but more than anything I do NOT want to wait another year to have him start piano! I already kind of feel like I've dropped the ball - I started piano at age 5 and played/took lessons through college. I've taught lessons off and on, as a high school student and when DH and I were first married. I did a little after we had kids but it got to be a lot more of a hassle so I stopped before Astro was born. Occasionally I've had someone say they want to learn, and I've worked with the kid for awhile, and then the people end up deciding they can't make it to lessons anymore so they stop coming, etc. So I do have experience teaching, but it isn't my job, kwim? I'm not bad at it, but I also can't provide the type of 'learning to play the piano' atmosphere that I grew up in - with teachers who were active in the guild, and regular recitals, playing at special events, etc. I have no desire to teach anyone other than my kids (I really wouldn't teach them, either, if I had the choice), but I just hate the thought of them not learning at all. Music is EXTREMELY important to me. I want them to know how to read music, etc. So anyway... I guess I'm wondering, would you do it? That's question #1. Question #2 - Astro has said that he wants to learn to play piano. Sigh. So I guess if I teach one, I may as well go ahead and teach him, too, right? and Question #3 - what books do you like, if you have experience with this stuff? We have the Bastien books and they're ok, but I honestly don't remember what I had when I was a kid and I don't have much experience with the different ones out there. Thanks so much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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