m3838 Posted March 21, 2009 Author Share Posted March 21, 2009 So far it's all about what you want. What does she want? Actually I don't care if she plays well. I would like her to develop her brain a bit more. She's not particularly bright, unlike her older sister, and suffers from malabsorbtion (sp?), poor growth, eczema, allergies to nuts, gluten. Being left alone, she may not even survive, much less thrive. So we teach her to be tough, overcome her problems, stick to it, take care of herself etc. Piano is yet another tool. She is very good artist, has beautiful voice and is very lovely and smily child - thank goodness. She can sing to a note, yes. Now we have to go with what we have, and that is: 1. having the instrument to learn with 2. having nice charismatic young teacher, that is not very expensive and comes over 3. not having much time to supervise her lessons 4. having to deal with insurances, doctors, lawyers (kids with chronic conditions are habitual target for CPS). All and all, it's not the best outcome, but it's what we have. Now she has to learn how to build minor scales and memorize all three of each minors. I think it's nuts and will have to persuade the teacher to go easy. Playing with others is great idea, but unreachable so far, mainly because her sister is a hog to deal with - 16! What she wants? She wants to play with toys, draw princesses, read cheesy Disney books and her dream is to have slumber party. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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