Ode to Joy, #492


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!”


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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