A proficient-in-training


Bookworm just completed her third year of piano lessons. I can't believe how the time is flying!

I think that Elizabeth Bennett would say that Bookworm plays "quite well." Mrs. D, her piano teacher, commented to me about the amount of practice Bookworm puts in each week as compared to her other 9 year old students, but I chalk it up as another blessing of homeschooling. Piano practice is a part of Bookworm's daily routine, just like arithmetic or language arts. Missing practice doesn't happen very often because Bookworm has made practice a habit. She actually loves to practice! (Especially if Mommy leaves her alone and doesn't critique her efforts.)

We never pressured Bookworm to take lessons. She has just always loved the piano and had a desire to learn. I'm so very glad that she has chosen to put her focus on playing an instrument that can be used to serve the Lord instead of putting all her effort into sports like I did when I was growing up. Looking back, I would much rather have developed a talent that I could use throughout my life to bring glory to God and bless others with.

Bookworm's spring recital was just a few nights ago, and the whole family enjoyed the performances given by all of the students. Bookworm played three selections: What A Friend -Converse, Horse Drawn Carriage -Faber, and You Are My All in All -Jerrigan.

I wanted to share some of the pictures from the recital, but, horror of horrors! I accidentally deleted them from the camera! I'll have to post them when my mom sends me copies of the ones she took. Until then, here's a look at the lovely roses Bookworm received after the recital. She can't wait to dry them and use them in a crafty project.


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Thursday, May 03, 2007
A proficient-in-training

Bookworm just completed her third year of piano lessons. I can't believe how the time is flying!

I think that Elizabeth Bennett would say that Bookworm plays "quite well." Mrs. D, her piano teacher, commented to me about the amount of practice Bookworm puts in each week as compared to her other 9 year old students, but I chalk it up as another blessing of homeschooling. Piano practice is a part of Bookworm's daily routine, just like arithmetic or language arts. Missing practice doesn't happen very often because Bookworm has made practice a habit. She actually loves to practice! (Especially if Mommy leaves her alone and doesn't critique her efforts.)

We never pressured Bookworm to take lessons. She has just always loved the piano and had a desire to learn. I'm so very glad that she has chosen to put her focus on playing an instrument that can be used to serve the Lord instead of putting all her effort into sports like I did when I was growing up. Looking back, I would much rather have developed a talent that I could use throughout my life to bring glory to God and bless others with.

Bookworm's spring recital was just a few nights ago, and the whole family enjoyed the performances given by all of the students. Bookworm played three selections: What A Friend -Converse, Horse Drawn Carriage -Faber, and You Are My All in All -Jerrigan.

I wanted to share some of the pictures from the recital, but, horror of horrors! I accidentally deleted them from the camera! I'll have to post them when my mom sends me copies of the ones she took. Until then, here's a look at the lovely roses Bookworm received after the recital. She can't wait to dry them and use them in a crafty project.


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8 Comments:
Blogger Mommy said...
Good to see you posting again. I haven't posted in over a week either. Been too tired to at night!:)
Ok, Bookworm and I have alot in commen I can see. :) We both love horses, playing the piano, crafts, and books! :) What else strikes her fancy?
Tell her congradulations on a well done recital! Can't wait to see some pictures. Also tell her to keep practicing, because if you don't, you can loose some of your ability. (Like when you are an adult, and haven't touched a piano in three years. You finally have one, and you stumble with fingering. Very frustrating!)

Blogger Arlene said...
Welcome back, Mrs. C! I'm sure you had a great time with your mom :)

I'm glad your daughter is doing so well in her lessons. I struggled with being consistent once I became a teenager and after I got my first job, I ended up quitting lessons... tell Bookworm to keep up the good work; she'll be glad she did! :)

Blogger Kelli said...
Congratulations to your daughter! Good for her for practicing so diligently for doing a great job at the recital!
Kelli

Blogger Haus Frau said...
My daughter plays guitar so beautifully..worship songs. I love hearing the sound of a 12 string. I especially love the sound of her voice praising our Lord in song. :O)

As to sports, my daughter is taking her love of sports and gaining a Fitness Instructor's License. She's planning to use this as a ministry to Christian ladies throughout life. So, something can be done with a love of sports. :o)

Bless you - your blog is wonderful!

Blogger Haus Frau said...
ooops...

gaining = earning (fitness instructor license)

note to self: read before posting

Blogger Mishel said...
First let me say: I *love* your new "look"! It's so pretty and cheerful. : )

And congratulations on your daughter's recital! My daughter took piano lessons for many years--oh, how I miss the sound of her playing and preparing for recitals! She is married now (to a very musically-gifted man!) and plays piano for our church. : )

I also wanted to thank you for your prayers regarding my family and I over the past few weeks--the Lord has been so very faithful to carry us through and I appreciated the many prayers that were offered on our behalf. ((hugs))

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...
I'm so glad she is doing well with her piano playing. Those roses are beautiful. I'm sure she was very proud of them.

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Mommy,
I don't think I've ever had the priviledge of hearing you play. Maybe I'll get to someday. :)

Arlene & Kelli,
I passed along your congratulations to Bookworm.

Haus Frau,
Thanks so much for stopping by! My DH plays the guitar, and my son is just picking it up. I'm sure the sound of your daughter's playing brings you great joy.

Mishel & Sis. Julie,
I've been thinking of you both this week. Praise the Lord for His mercy in the midst of trials!

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