Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Of Violin Lessons...

blogger ate my picture! Well, maybe I'll find some time later in the day to post that one. I usually just holler "retreat!" if blogger is acting moody on me.

Evabeth and Jacob had their first violin lesson this week. They are both musically inclined- unlike their Mom, so they seem to be really excited about it. Evabeth is quite the taskmaster and has Jacob practicing several times a day. It is so sweet to see these two doing something together. Jacob is 13 and Evabeth is 7 so they don't have opportunity to spend a lot of time together. Jacob says that Eva remembers things better than he does! But Jacob can see and hear mistakes better than Eva- so I think they make a pretty good team. I was expecting some really atrocious screeching from them until they learned a bit more, but I am happy to say that the sounds coming from them are ever so sweet. 1234, 1234, 1234... easy on the ears, so far. Evabeth is anxious to learn the Phantom of the Opera. I tried to encourage her but still let her know that it might be a while. I am amazed by her... no way could she have done this a year ago. We are just so thankful.


6 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

I always wanted to learn to play the violin and absolutely adore violin concertos, sonatas, you name it! I am a big STRINGS fan!!

What a great opportunity for them to be together. I feel like I missed out on my little brothers growing up since they were always together and we three girls went our own way!

Peni said...

Oh how sweet!!!

I think their Mom is VERY musically inclined...she must have missed the confidence gene that goes along with it.

Love you so, Mom

Screen Door said...

Memories of childhood music lessons....too good. darling picture...

Tracey said...

way to go, guys!!! having been taking lessons for over a year now, i know how difficult of an instrument the violin is. keep on practicing kids...it'll pay off! :o)

Darcie said...

That picture is priceless, Nines! Music: What a wonderful thing for a brother and sister to be able to share...and for a family to enjoy together, whether playing or listening.

Happy Friday to you...with many hugs!

Isobel said...

I read your blog about the scarves and sat right down and ordered some...they are wonderful. I have peach, white and a very soft yellow. I may have to share them with someone. I do not, however, have any plans to buy a violin. I think it is wonderful that someone else in the family has inherited the musical 'ear'.