Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Playing Violin

Katherine finally started violin lessons a month ago.
She loves it.  She is so proud to say "I am playing the violin."
Her teacher, Eva, is a local high school student and a pretty amazing musician.  She is so patient with Katherine and Katherine works so hard.  During lessons, when Eva asks if she needs a break Katherine always says "no".
And Katherine learns so fast.  Eva shows her once how to finger a note and Kate has it.  Forever.
Katherine has been delighted to discover that she now recognizes notes in the hymnal at church.  It has been a huge revelation that an A is an A, no matter what music or instrument.  And she is learning how to read the magic of music.
I still have to remind Katherine to practice, but once the violin is out she is happy to play it.  She is pleased that she now can play some tunes she recognizes.  And she can't wait until she gets to use the bow.  (She can tell you how many more pages in her music book that will be!)
And I can't wait to watch my little violinist blossom.




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