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  • Saturday morning poetry

    Posted on September 17th, 2011 Sallie 1 comment

    Gone are the days of Saturday morning cartoons that I enjoyed as a child.  Instead, my kids are eager to start their weekend with video games.  Their current favorite is Lego Universe.  And since we’ve connected a “media PC” to our TV, they love to play on the widescreen.

    Of course, they know they have to practice violin before any game play begins.  That’s why I was awakened at 7 a.m. this morning with the strands of Perpetual Motion and with a clicking metronome set at 104 beats per minute!

    When I finally made it downstairs and found the two younger boys enjoying their game, Luke greeted me with this poem he wrote about his Saturday morning experience.

    Hi mom. Hi dad.
    I hope you don’t mind
    that I came down the stairs
    and didn’t didn’t inquire

    as to your opinion of
    the matter which I face.
    Should I come down the stairs
    as if in a race

    to try for the PC
    without even giving
    my brother a chance,
    or would you be naying

    an action so bold …
    instead of staying in bed
    where it’s warm and not cold
    to not hurt my eyes in the midst of my head?

    The bait was too much.
    I came down the stairs,
    but I practiced my violin
    so I need not have cares. 

  • 1000 Monkey Songs

    Posted on November 16th, 2008 Sallie No comments

    Kudos to Benjamin on completing 1,000 Monkey Songs on his violin!  His teacher gave him a challenge this fall to play the Monkey Song one thousand times to improve his hand position on the violin, and last Wednesday night we all gathered around to hear him finish the challenge.  We thought you might want to hear it too!

    Ben completes 1,000 Monkey Songs

    Ben Monkey Song

  • Group Violin

    Posted on November 16th, 2008 Sallie No comments

    Take a peek inside Ben and Luke’s group violin lessons …

    Ben’s group

    Ben in group violin

    Luke’s group

    Luke in group viloin