Monday, March 23, 2009

Make a Joyful Noise

Lexi has been taking piano lessons from her Dad for the last few weeks using a digital keyboard and a wonderful Christian piano course we ordered. It was time for her to move on to a true piano keyboard so, this last week we purchased a digital piano with weighted keys. It is so nice having a piano in our home and listening to my husband play and Lexi practice her lessons.

Devin has also begun learning how to play the guitar, something we were going to wait for awhile on but, Devin's piano lessons have been progressing nicely - he is picking things up pretty quickly. So, we made a decision to also let him have his own guitar, his instrument of choice.

Ava Mae is not quiet old enough to start formal piano lessons, though she has enjoyed learning some basics, so right now when Devin and Lexi are practicing she plays the tambourine.

1 comment:

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