I knew I should have practiced while I was pregnant. But nope. Piano concerts, piano lessons, piano practicing...all while he was in the womb with me. And he's been listening to the piano since day one after he was born. But completely devoid of the sound of the violin.
But the violin? Yikes.
I brought my violin, so I could help my niece, Mika, with her new violin that she got for Christmas.
Like I said, I hadn't really played in about a year. So Preston had never heard the violin before.
I kid you not, but this was Preston after I played for everyone.
Well, not so. He just plain dislikes it.
Aside from my 11 piano students, I now have one violin student, Chloe. She is 8 years old, very smart, and has a natural talent for the violin. Very easy to each and catches on really fast.
Today, as I was getting my violin tuned and warmed up before Chloe arrived for her lesson, I started playing some scales and a few songs to get my fingers warmed up. All of sudden Will and I hear Preston wailing from his crib (who, by the way, slept through ALL of my piano lessons today).
I stop. We look at each other and almost simultaneously say "He really does not like the violin."
So I'm simply convinced, either Preston really hates the violin, or I just really stink at playing it. LOL
Me 5 years old
7 years old
Playing in the 6th grade orchestra, as a 2nd grader
Will and I after my concert with the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra