Monday 4 January 2010

A creative trade. Or a trade for creativity?

For the last 6 years I have really, really wanted to take piano lessons, but with schooling, and kids, I have not had time or money. Well, a few months back I got a flyer on my mailbox for piano lessons. I decided to call on it and prove to myself that even if I wanted to take, we simply could not afford it. I talked to the instructor, she seemed extremely nice and confident that she could help me reach my musical goals. I asked the price, and sure enough there was no way we could spend that much a month (especially on loan money since my husband is in school).

Then, just out of sheer desperation and hope I asked if she would do trade work with me. And, much to my surprise and excitement, she said yes! So, I started right away and I've been taking ever since! I. Love. It. Piano is such a release to me. I can sit and play for hours (while the kids are killing each other in the background).

I had my first recital in December and I was so proud of myself. I had to memorize the song (3 pages) and I didn't make one mistake! It felt so good!

I was a little sad that this is the only picture Erick took during my performance, but when I asked him about it he said 'that was the best I could do considering I had both the boys grabbing for the camera from my lap'. I felt a lot better about this one picture after that! Thanks honey!


  1. What a great opportunity for you!

  2. What a wonderful opportunity! It is so rare that as adults we actually follow through on that "I wish I had learnt an instrument as a child" idle thought.

    And how great that you are able to trade for the lessons.


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