Monday, April 18, 2011

The Sound of Music

We finally got a piano.

Emily has been taking piano lessons for about 2 months now and is already at a stage where she needs a piano at home in order to practice.

Both Justin and I wanted to have a piano in the house anyway. Even though neither of us can play, we both think a piano makes a home much more "homey". Having a piano in the house really makes me wish I knew how to play. It's never too late to learn, right? Maybe I'll get some initiative and either learn online, or really get out of my comfort zone and take lessons.

But for now I hear the sweet (?) melodies composed by my two littles. Emily can play a few very simple songs and likes to make up her own songs, too. Jacob just bangs his little "old man hands" on the keys and laughs when he plays really low notes.

We think the piano looks at home here. It needs to be tuned, but we want to wait a while until it acclimatizes to our house. Anyone know a good piano tuner?


Anonymous said...

So fun!!! It does look right at home there.
Brian and Amanda know a good tuner - we had him here too, but I can't remember his name. Hmmm, I'm wondering if he left a sticker inside my piano - like they do when you get an oil change - that would be a smart idea anyway! BTW, it's around $100 for a tuning.
I think we'll start our kids with lessons soon too. Although Josh wants to learn guitar, so maybe we'll do that for him instead.

Amanda said...

Richard Ash Piano Service
29 David Street
London, Ont.
N6P 1B7

He does a good job and didn't mind if kids made "kid noises" while he worked...he just didn't want them banging or singing. It takes about 2-3 hours depending how badly it is out of tune :-)

Jen said...

Thanks ladies,
Justin's mom suggested Richard Ash, too. I think I will give him a call and set something up. I had no idea it took 2-3 hours!