My 3 Sons and the Piano.

     At age 7, all my boys started their path of learning to play the piano.  At first the excitement of getting to play on the  grand piano was amazing. See link about David Ingram, the boys teacher..HERE

     As time progressed and the boys grew older, more school work, etc, etc, the fun and excitement was dwindling and it now became somewhat of a chore to practice.

     A dear lady in my Church, Sis. Price, encouraged me to keep them practicing even when it wasn’t on their own to-do list, or a major priority in their life.

     As the high school years came, I began to see a change….don’t get me wrong…it wasn’t that they loved spending time practicing before they could be with their friends etc., but I could tell that the music was beginning to have more feeling when they played, it was starting to be a way for them to express themselves, and possibly do we dare say the word “relax”?

     The boys all now play classical piano, they have branched off into different area’s of music, but if you ask them today…….are you sorry your mom kept making you practice?  I guarantee the answer would be “we are thankful”.

     So my words to you young parents…..keep the piano lessons going, even when the finances get tight, and/or the child complains….When they grow up they will Thank YOU!!!!

 Jacob

 Sammy

 Caleb

The boys “just being boys”   🙂

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  1. April 29, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    What a great post. Kayla recently has been reluctant to practice. But I noticed that once she starts her daily practicing she loves it. She wants to play every song in her book. I think that me taking the time to sit with her while she practices has helped a lot. She enjoys the one on one time I spend with her I guess. And her brothers love her to play now and always compliment on how well she is doing. I hope she never stops playing, and your right, we've got to keep the lessons going.
    Xoxo

    • April 29, 2014 / 7:15 pm

      Michelle,

      I think the one-on-one time you spend with her is awesome and a great way to get through the non-inspired times. When, those times come again, you can repeat what you have done before. Proud of your daughter!!

      Naomi

  2. April 30, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    Handsome young men! Ha, a girlfriend of mine in Portland has three sons and had named her business of making bags/pouches and such — My3Sons Productions. 🙂

    • May 1, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      Jill,
      Love the name!!! 🙂 I will look her business up online!!!

  3. July 1, 2014 / 4:29 am

    I started playing at 11 but I've got nothing on your boys! lol Caleb let me listen to a recording one time and I was speechless. They are amazing! ♪♫

    • July 22, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      Keep practicing Miss Melissa!!! I'm sure you can play very good!!!

  4. July 9, 2014 / 5:03 am

    How wonderful! I didn't know all your boys played the piano and on the first picture they played all at once. Hello, from Arizona.

    • July 22, 2014 / 7:59 pm

      Good to hear from you Darlene!! Yes, they all play the piano 🙂

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