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July 27, 2018 - 12:40 pm
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It's been almost a year since I regularly practiced. My 5 months old has been  keeping me VERY busy. Since they only stay little for a very short while, she's top priority now. I do hope though she'll go on some sort of schedule where I can have maybe an hour to just keep my intonation at a level while she sleeps.

I've managed to play a total of 3 times since she was born. One time she was with me in the room and she did NOT like it, lol. Maybe when she's older, it would be nice to have someone play with me. My older one doesn't seem to be interested in music.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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August 10, 2018 - 7:34 am
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The best way to motivate kids, in my opinion, is to have violin/fiddle music playing often in all kinds of atmospheres. Videos with popular violinists and fiddlers like David Garratt and Lindsey Stirling really interest young people. 🙂
Give that a shot for a while AnnyJ.

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Mimi Aysha

August 11, 2018 - 12:19 am
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Awe, hopefully you can get her on a little schedule, and I'm sure she'll start to enjoy it. Although I totally understand, didn't find the time to play until mine were at school.

Now sometimes when my grandkids are over and I want to practice, we watch a kid movie and when the ads come on they face me and I play a quick little tune for them....then they clap and carry on watching the movie, it's kinda cute!

I take my 2 grandsons 8 and 11 (the girls are too young) to music lessons at church once a week, and they seem to love it - although they might prefer the dinner and playtime before at some fun place and the ice cream on the way home more.... (I know my husband does!)

The kids pastor does free lessons and he's really I'm hoping to keep taking them for as long as they like it, and I do sneakily make it fun before and after so they enjoy the whole experience. 

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