Did you know that it does not
take much to get a certain little
girl to work really hard at her
I have been teaching
Miss Sarah to play the piano.
Her Mom blogs here.
Sarah loves the lesson but is a
fairly typical student when it comes
to practicing. She often just plain
forgets to do it.
Watching her progress in the lessons
I cannot imagine how fast she would
fly through the basics if she put in
more time at home...so...yesterday I
found a simple but time tested way to
get her excited.
I know it doesn't seem like much but
Sarah was nearly bouncing off her seat
because she earned four stickers!
She could not wait to show her Mom,
who she was sure would be "so proud!"
I remember my first year or so of lessons.
I wanted those stickers.
They meant that I had conquered a piece.
I, too, could not get excited about
practicing. There were days that Mom
and I went head to head over it and I
would play with tears running down my
face. But I would play.
It has paid off.
Today, while I am not a great pianist,
I can play just about any song in the
hymnal and enjoy playing for church.
Sarah is looking forward
to playing at church.
I am excited for her.
Watching her determination to get it
right makes my whole day!
So...Hats off...to my very
first piano student!
Here's to lots and lots
of stickers to come!!
Love You, Sarah!
Now, go Practice!