Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Son....the Budding Conductor and Pianist

I'm so thrilled. My son Cody has taken an interest in playing the piano. I couldn't be happier. I have tried very hard, not only as his mom, but also as a piano and voice instructor, to not push him into playing. I have tried to nurture his desire to play by only giving him a lesson when he asks. So far, we've had three formal lessons. The rest of the time he is playing songs by ear. His favorites are the "Superman" theme, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," "America the Beautiful" and "Jesus Loves Me." He spends much of his time playing and plunking out (by ear) whatever the song choice is for the day. Like mother like son.
My studio will be holding a recital in May, and I made sure I didn't ask Cody to participate...on purpose. I didn't want him to feel pushed and I figured he'd tell me if and when he was ready to perform. A couple weeks ago he approached me and said he wanted to play in the recital. Again, BURSTING with excitement, but acting like it's no big deal. I walk a very fine line!

So my little Cody will be performing the Superman Theme. However, he's been very explicit in his instructions. "Mom. Make sure the people watching know that this is not a words song. No one is going to be singing along. I'm just going to play it. "
Okay, buddy. Sheesh! He's already becoming a temperamental musician! : )


Glass Half Full said...

Another future music man!!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

How fun! I remember my first piano recital! I played "Nothing But The Blood" and "Practice Makes Perfect"- I forget which musical that was from, but I think it was Bullfrogs and Butterflies or something like that!!

I know you are just bursting!


Tonya said...

I know how you feel my daughter wants to take piano and it makes me very excited and I don't play! I should stop dragging my feet and get her lessons.

Just T said...

Wishing Cody all the luck in the world. I am sure he will do just great, especially with such a great teacher ;)

One of my favourite things when I was little, was getting out of class to go to the "special Music van" to learn to play the organ. LOVED IT!!!

Robin said...

I took piano lessons when I was a kid. I wasn't a natural like Cody, but I do wish I had kept up with it. I don't really remember much. :(

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome. Cody is very lucky to have you as a teacher too! Hey ! Music is in his blood and there isn't any denying that!
Good Luck at the recital Cody, we know you will do just great!

Charity said...

THAT is awesome! I love his little "they wont sing" attitude...temperamental musician is right, we've all got it! =) Can't wait to see him do his thing, I'll make sure not to put a power point of the 'words' up on the screen or anything. teehee.

Barbie said...

What a blessed little boy to be growing up in such a talented home!