Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I don’t know what age kids really start to study music. When my son was younger we used to sing all the cute little songs and finger rhymes. But then he seemed to tire of them. When we’re in the car he likes to make up silly little songs. My car’s name is Jeremiah. I know, silly isn’t it. All of my other cars have had girl’s names. But my son decided this car looked like Jeremiah. We have made up so many silly verses to the tune of “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog.” He really likes that song.
We also listen to music in the car. While other moms are listening to country music, or rock, or folk in the car. I was listening to such great hits as “Dirt Made My Lunch”. Oh you’ve never heard of it. Well you have to learn this great little song.
“Dirt made my lunch.
Dirt made my lunch.
Thank you dirt
Thanks a bunch
For my salad, my sandwich, my milk, and my munch.
Cause dirt you made my lunch.”
We’ve progressed beyond that a bit now. We now listen to old remakes of Beatles music. Or the Bossy Frog Band.
So he is exposed to music on a regular basis but I’m not quite sure that counts as music education. Last year for the Winter Holidays I bought him a keyboard. I was going to sign him up for piano lessons until I checked the price. Wow, I had no idea they were so expensive. So I decided that I would put my years of piano lessons to use and teach him myself. So I bought a beginning piano book. I looked it over and decided I could do this. We got out the keyboard and plugged it in. We started the lesson. "Ohhhh, what does this button do? Oh listen to this mom. Oh let’s play with this for a while." Oh well, so much for mom teaching piano. Maybe we will try again in a few months.