8in x 10in
colored pencil on paper
copyright Rose Welty
My son was in tears today.
Turns out he hasn't really understood the "reading music" part of his recorder class this year. He realized that he needs to be able to read the notes to progress to the next level (his test is next week). The longer he looked at it, the less sense it made.
You know, when you're 11 and you are taking piano lessons and your teacher tells you that you have to take regular music theory tests, you feel like it is an adult conspiracy to make music distasteful. You never guess that more than 25 years later, you are going to need that music theory in your back pocket - so you can pull it out and become a hero to your son.
Rarely in life is any learning ever wasted.