talk about it more

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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Two-fisted piano player

Clearly we've spent a fair amount of time near the house this week as we struggled to feel better. This has given us ample time to burn through some interesting chapter books together, and also to log some extra time on the piano. Besides practice--which isn't very long at this point, maybe 10-15 minutes at a sitting-- Fiona also likes to sit down and try what gets stuck in her mind from time to time throughout the day. Sometimes it's the lesson we've been learning. Other times it's a sound experiment.

As was suggested on our self-study DVD, we've been progressing very slowly through the lessons. We spend days on each one, trying to feel it in our bones before moving on to the next one. Tonight, however, Fiona begged to try her new lesson after dinner so she could combine the parts she's already been learning and try playing two-handed. It made us a little late for bed, but such desire for music was just so exciting for both her and for us.

Perhaps I'll try to get some video tomorrow when it's lighter in the dining room; but for now here are the first-ever pictures of Fiona playing piano two-handed, plus post-song jubilation.


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