Summer is officially here, and we are excited for a break from the regular scheduled routine. June is always a hectic time with all the end of year recitals for school and after school activities.
We managed to sneak in a small road trip to Idaho to visit Grandma and all the extended family there, and it was wonderful. My only worry was making sure Jett got his time to practice the piano, since his recital was the day after we got home and he would miss his final lesson. He knew his song pretty good, but I didn’t want him to forget or lose confidence.
Luckily both of my aunts have pianos at their home, and Jett was happy to give a performance for anyone that would listen. It was funny because my Aunt Peggy said, OH he is taking REAL piano lessons! after hearing him play. Everyone was so shocked that he could play a song with both hands, and could play it so well. It was so heart warming when I shared a clip of his final performance, and my extended family was just as excited as I was. I love having such great family members!
Looking back over the year, I am really happy with how piano lessons have gone. I think the hour where we had to sit down and pay attention was really hard at the beginning of the year, but it got easier as time went on. It was interesting to see how my son learned, what he struggled with, and where he shined. At first I thought the group lessons would be strange, but I think it really was the best thing for him, and for me to help him practice. I am really proud of how well he can play, and love that he is proud of himself.
Click here for all of my piano lesson posts throughout the year. Its been a long journey!
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