Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood

My first piano lesson (as a teacher) in ten years started at 5:30pm yesterday. Hannah was a very quiet student, but thankfully she seemed to be very attentive as well.

Hannah was taking lessons with another teacher before she started with me, but I can't help but wonder what kind of teacher she had. Wouldn't you think, that after 9 lessons, a girl would be able to tell the difference between a note on a line or a space? We're talking the most basic of basics here! I'm not saying anything against Hannah, but not really against the teacher either. I would just like to know how such a thing is possible.

Anyway, when Lisa, Hannah's mother, brought Hannah across the street for her piano lesson, she (Lisa) told me that Micah, Hannah's brother, also wanted to take lessons. She asked what day and time was good for him to come over for lessons. We agreed that Micah's lesson would be right after Hannah's. So, not only did I teach my first piano lesson in years yesterday, but I also taught my second piano lesson too!

Oh! and just a note for those that neither grew up on John Schaum's piano course nor taught or teaches from it..."If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood" is the very first piece of music in the first book of the course.


Jacki said...

I even have a hard time playing chopsticks on the piano! :-)

Phoenix said...

LOL! That's one of the best things to play on the piano!