Saturday, October 01, 2011

Keyboard lessons

Elizabeth was apprehensive before going. The lesson started with singing a simple melody accompanied by gestures representing "do", "re", "mi", etc. (Think "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and you won't go far wrong.) Throughout all this, Elizabeth was mouthing something to me; I couldn't make it out, but I assumed she meant she wasn't enjoying herself; I smiled (I thought) encouragingly. After a while, I realised she didn't want me to watch. After I took to reading my email and surfing the Web on my phone, she had a whale of a time.

Unfortunately, only three kids turned up for today's taster lesson, so they won't be starting a new class until they get some more - pity, because she's quite keen: we came home and took the stickers off the keyboard because she doesn't need them any more.

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