I was teaching a very young piano pupil yesterday and we started to talk about people who are musicians - I was a bit startled when I realised that she didn't think of me as a musician! Turned out that she thought only people who play 'other instruments' are called musicians. When I asked what I was, she said 'a piano player'.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 17:21
Posted 08 February 2019 - 14:15
Just thought I'd resurrect this thread to say that yesterday I had a little girl come for her piano lesson, and she clearly had not practised. When I asked if there was a reason she hadn't practised, she said "My Mum was in Manchester". Of course I asked, "Did Mum take the piano to Manchester with her?"
I think this is the most hilarious excuse I have ever heard.
Posted 08 February 2019 - 14:57
What was her answer? It could of course be that because mum was away, the family routine changed and maybe piano practice wasn't done as a result.
Posted 08 February 2019 - 21:10
Yes, jenny, it was just the fact that routine was lost and Dad didn't enforce music practice (or homework, apparently!) whilst Mum was away. It tickled me that the little girl thought it was a good excuse, but when I pointed out that she could have played the piano even though Mum wasn't there, she gave a little guilty giggle. It was funny but also slightly annoying, as she has been learning for nearly three years and really by now should be able to get on with it herself. She's a funny child - much more capable than she thinks, but far too happy to be spoon fed - hence, relying on Mum to make her practise (and relying on me to show her where to put her hands at the beginning of pieces that she really knows already). She's my only one to complete Piano Adventures book 1 and then go on to book 2A. I usually find the pace of these books after book 1 too slow, but it suits her down to the ground.