I love to play the piano.
I took lessons from the time I was 7 until the time I was 14. I stopped because my teacher wanted me to practice 90 minutes a day, 6 days a week. I did continue to play though and by the time I was a senior, I was able to pick up almost any piece of music and just play it. I totally rocked! Now... not so much.
I totally underestimated how impossible it is to play when you have children. My kids are fascinated by the piano and LOVE to play when I do. Their favorite is to play very loudly and quickly, two deep or two very high notes while I am playing.. "it sounds so much better!". :-S
Well, I have decided I want and need to reclaim the piano. I'm considering hiding a stick in the piano bench so that I can poke them, to stay back, if needed. Or if I could get Aubrey to coordinate some dance moves with my music and get the boys to perform, that would work just as well. I'm pretty sure it's considered manly to know how to dance like Hannah Montana.. right??? And I can deal with Kaitlyn's little fingers reaching up to play because that is just pure cuteness.
The current piece I am working on is from the movie August Rush. I just adore the music in that movie. This video is (obviously) someone else playing it and they posted it on you tube.. just thought y'all would want to know what I'm working on. (btw, the person makes several mistakes.. so don't hold me to having it sound exactly like that.. lol)
And while I was blog hopping today I stumbled upon this:
I have listened to it about 50 million times. Can't. Get. Enough.
What do you think??