Today is I – for the April Blogging A to Z Challenge. I am using Amy Rosenthal’s “Encyclopedia of Me” as my guide to journal daily.
I is for Instruments
I have a piano in the basement and it is collecting dust. I took lessons for a number of years and every once in a while I will go down and play. I wish though that I could play well – and yes daily practice would definitely help.
I have used instruments in my classroom – recorders, and percussion instruments. Children love to play – they aren’t worried by the sound – they just explore and have fun.
My grandfather made several violins – although I never did see any of them. That would have been special to have them still.
Music is necessary – even if we don’t play an instrument. Listening to music is relaxing and soul satisfying.
Here is my journal entry.
Here are a couple of quotes:
First you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that s**t and just play.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.