Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Piano Lessons for Kids

I found PianoLessonsForKids on YouTube and can't wait for Smiley (my 6 year old) to give the free lessons a try. I can't even begin to tell you how much he enjoys having a keyboard. He has been calling himself a "music artist" since his dad gave him a tiny, old school Casio that used to be his when he was a teenager. Smiley has since moved on to a bigger keyboard (rest in peace old Casio) and he really wants to learn how to play it.

The instructor for the lessons is an actual piano teacher who wants to reach and teach as many people as possible how to play the piano. You can find all of the free piano lessons for kids videos on You Tube or you can also access them through the Free Online Piano Lessons for Kids website.

Here is the first of the 20 free lessons.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Closet Harmonica Player

I think that many who know me would be surprised to learn that I play the harmonica. I had never played an instrument before (besides the recorder). But about 1 1/2 years ago I guess I'd listened to one too many Stevie Wonder songs. Because I all of a sudden had an overwhelming urge to learn how to play the harmonica. So I told my husband and he laughed at me. But once he realized I seriously wanted to learn how to play he told me to go ahead.

So, I went online looking for info on how to play the harmonica. I found It seemed like one of those too good to be true deals. But my interest was peaked so I emailed the inventor of the system, E. Matthew Shelton, off and on all day with a ton of questions. He was very sweet and answered all of my emails within hours. That relieved me of my skepticism and I ordered the book. And the system really worked as well as the website claimed. I was playing songs on my harmonica ,which came with the book, the same day that I received it! My husband went from laughing to being extremely impressed.

So, why am I a closet harmonica player? I don't know. Harmonica Superstart gave me the confidence to move on to reading tablature. Of late I've been practicing a lot of hymns. They sound beautiful played on the harmonica. Maybe I'll start carrying my harmonica in my pocket and share a tune with some of my church family.