It's back to musical basics here in my home.
My two year old is learning the Suzuki method of music from the very talented and now local Jennifer Tingley (We're a bit lucky!) and I too am starting at the very beginning....think basic little tunes and nursery rhymes on the keyboard with two hands.
When I first started playing I would need to tap my foot really loudly and awkwardly, louder than my playing, to be able to keep the beat. Thankfully now I can tap my foot softly while I play, hehe.
Semibreves, crotchets, four beats to the bar...it's a new language.
I've got a long way to go.
I have a long way to go and I have a lot of life left to live so if it takes me awhile to learn to play the piano proficiently, so be it.
I'm up for it.
It's really fun!
Here's a little clip about how my brain can grow while I learn..... :-) I was googling to find some success stories of late learners.
Yay for new neuroscience to encourage me.
This week I also heard that Louise Hay, one of my all time favourite authors, started ballroom dancing at aged 75 and has only recently started to learn piano at 86!
Gotta love trying new things and being a lifelong learner.
PS. I am using a children's theory book while I patiently wait for a high school one, it is really sweet and fun :-)