What a joy it was to watch my kids perform in a guitar recital yesterday! This wasn’t just any musical recital….this was their very first one ever. As a musical mama and music teacher, can you all just imagine how much I was beaming with pride? I am thrilled that my children have pursued playing guitar, and they did a good job, too! They were focused and had fun at they same time. What could be better?
Here’s my son…doesn’t he look like a natural?
And his little group of beginning guitarists….
Here’s my daughter…..so focused!
What a smart group!
I’m so glad my children are learning, and it’s amazing to watch them grow in a musical way. There are so many benefits to learning an instrument, and it thrills me to see my kids so enthusiastic.
My song of the day is “Ode to Joy,” as my daughter’s group played a very sweet and simple version of it. The version I found on Youtube is a little more complex, but wow….this guy absolutely rocks! This is an amazing version of “Ode to Joy,” and really showcases just how much you can do on the guitar. I can only wish that I could ever play guitar that well. Click HERE to go to Youtube and to check out this completely beautiful version of a classic piece of music.
Parents….encourage your kids to learn an instrument! Music is food for the soul, and they will reap the benefits in so many ways! As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on!”