Benny has started on guitar. Once I dusted it off, fixed and broken string and tuned it, we were ready to go. He decided he wants to learn 'The books of the Old Testament.' My kids love that song as JJ has been learning it for Sunday School. So far he can pick 'Matthew, Mark, Lu-ke, John, the...' The guitar is nearly as big as he is and so its a bit tricky for him to get his hand around the frets properly. Its his birthday in May so we'll buy him a child size one then. I had a look in the music shop and they're $69. I was so relieved, I expected them to be much more - Can't wait!
For some reason I like this photo of Benny in black and white rather than colour..
Then there's JJ. He's a funny one to teach, he gets so impatient at times and huffs and puffs. Other times he's a complete nutter. We've been playing the recorder together. This is a part of Beethovens 'Au clair de la lune.' - Don't know if I spelt that right and I can't be bothered checking, but I'm sure you'll recognise it. We play it as a duet - something I remember from primary school. I can't seem to recall any other useful information from years back right up until yesterday - but for some reason this song stuck in my brain. Oh, and you'll probably notice I had the giggles, but did a good job of holding it in til the end!
JJ also wants to learn the Mario Brothers theme song on the piano. Its a bit difficult thought for his age as his fingers can't reach a full octave yet so we are playing that one as a duet too - just something for fun. It'll post it when we've finished it. The kids really enjoy music. They don't even realise they 're having a lesson, they just think its a heap of fun. One day we'll have a Tai band! Its my dream to buy a drum kit for the boys and me one day. With the drums, we'll be set :)