Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This video is of Chase and my sister Amber playing a little piano duet when she came to visit last month. Chase started taking piano lessons in January, and loves it! He is so good at practicing - thankfully - and seems to catch on quickly. His piano teachers name is Logan, a high school senior who we miraculously (seriously no exaggeration) found one day when we were at our whits end searching for a teacher for Chase. I know we live in Utah and there are two piano teachers on every street. But we had been looking strictly for a Suzuki teacher, and all the good ones seemed to be full or lived over 30 minutes away. We sat in on lesson after lesson with various Suzuki teachers who were closer and had openings but couldn't seem to find any that we felt good about. I really wanted Chase to enjoy his piano experience and I knew that a good teacher made all the difference in the world. So after listening to one piano teacher make her six year old pupil play a single note for 20 minutes straight Chase and I decided we needed to expand our criteria. And that's when we stumbled onto Logan's ad. I've always thought boys learn better when they're taught by boys, and when I saw Chase's enthusiasm when we first met Logan I was sold. Sure enough the experience has been nothing but positive so far and I'm so grateful! Unfortunately we will be starting the search again in July because Logan is going on a mission... It might actually be a good opportunity for me to start taking lessons too - so someday I could play the duet parts with Chase instead of my sister!