There are great sounds in my home tonight.
I have one child practicing in his room. He just turned 10 and is working on the Serenade a Pierrette by Szulc. I love it. He’s having troubles remembering the slur in a certain measure, so I get to hear that measure a lot tonight.
I have another working on the Flight of the Bumblebee down in the studio. He’s 14 and really, really good. I love how he is repeating his chromatic scale with the metronome.
Ah, music to my ears.
My oldest son, (now 25) won competitions performing the Mozart Concerto in D major when he was only 12 years old. He then has messed around with post graduate pieces, but is in love with his guitar so much that he only performs flute 3 or 4 times a year now. It’s okay. He can play almost anything he wants to anytime he wants to. We made sure he was of a very high level before he split his musical attention.
I have been teaching my own children since 1997. It has worked out really well for us here in our home. I know most (people) can’t seem to teach their own children to as high of a level as I have. I feel for them. This is heavenly.
What flute playing experiences have you had?