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September 17th, 2007, 07:15 AM
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I got a crazy thought that I would teach my 2nd grader to read music by getting a recorder. Last night I ordered a book and 4 recorders (I am sure the other two will want one too so got a few!). Have anyone done this? It seemed like an elementary schoolish thing to do
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September 17th, 2007, 08:19 AM
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Talen's Omi can play so I am thinking about asking her to teach him. So to answer your question yes I have considered it. He is taking piano already so I figure the recorder should be child's play.

Talen's Omi can play so I am thinking about asking her to teach him. So to answer your question yes I have considered it. He is taking piano already so I figure the recorder should be child's play.
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September 17th, 2007, 08:19 AM
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My daughter's only 3, so we obviously haven't done this, but it sounds like fun!! I remember I loved doing the recorder when I was a kid. It made me feel like a "big" kid!!
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September 17th, 2007, 08:45 AM
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I've been thinking about it, too. Just haven't done anything about it yet.
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September 17th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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I've taught Ani music by teaching her to play the piano. I don't think it's crazy at all.
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September 17th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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I would love to have a piano but we don't right now. That would be my first choice....but recorders were cheaper and smaller - LOL! We will see how it goes!

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September 17th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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Recorders are fun. I taught myself when I was in 2nd grade. Very easy!
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September 17th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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We don't have a piano. We have a keyboard. Much cheaper and a lot less space required.
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September 18th, 2007, 05:29 AM
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I want to get Jack a keyboard for Christmas and start letting him take lessons. My niece has already taught him part of Fur Elise! I think he has a natural talent because he picked it up with the first "lesson".
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I don't know if I could teach my kids music. I grew up playing the piano and eventually the flute, as well as some guitar, and I'd love for Reilly and Declan to eventually play an instrument. But my problem as far as teaching goes is that I play very well by ear (sight reading isn't my strong suit) and I'm sure I'd get frustrated if/when she can't hear what it's "supposed" to sound like!
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Target has a nice digital piano for around $500. It has weighted keys and a foot pedal. I know it is still a good bit of money but it is a lot cheaper than even the used regular pianos we have seen. All the reviews I have read say it is perfectly suitable for young students. They really need the weighted keys too. I could see Talen had a difficult time when he had to play the piano bc the keyboard keys weren't weighted. He is doing much better now.
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September 18th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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thanks for all the feedback. I think it will be fun. I played piano for years and flute too - LOL - and can read music and all that so hopefully it will be easy for me to teach them.

I didn't know what to do for "music"
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September 18th, 2007, 07:06 PM
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I'm sure they will have fun with it. We are doing the recorder again this year. My 8 yr old loves it! I think it's really important that every child learn how to play an instrument and the recorder is a great, easy starter. I love piano and wish we could get one, but they are expensive! Maybe we can look at that keyboard at Target for xmas. Thanks for the tip!
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September 19th, 2007, 08:14 PM
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Elijah and I have been learning to use the flutophone. He loves it and picks it up all so fast!
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