20 April 2012
how is the piano going, you ask ...
I took this brief video with my iPad while she practiced in the taverna. Through the advice of a friend, I've institued the timer as a part of the 10 to 15 minutes of "required" practice each day that we've instituted. I use the word "required" very loosely as some days neither of us has the energy for the fight she puts up.
I continue to use Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Adele as my motivators..."Surely they all know how to play the piano, Young One." If you know that to be false, please do not disclose that to my seven-year-old girl.
"Now is the time done?
Fifty more seconds.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah."
That's how it's going.