Have I mentioned that Mazie signed up for band? Well, she did and wanted to play the flute. So we took my old flute to the music store to have the key pads replaced and it polished up for her. Mazie was so excited to get started on it.
When school started they didn’t need to bring their instruments until the following week. So last Monday was easily Mazie’s favorite day of the year because she was taught to put the flute together and actually blow a sound out of it. Then came Tuesday when she was taught her very first note. She worked on new things all last week and spent time this weekend showing off her mad skills on Skype…Mazie has been so excited about making music. She’s actually not bad for making her first note last week! She’s already on to piecing several notes together with rests while keeping a beat and counting…I’m pretty impressed. She has mentioned that band is her favorite class each day. She asked me for help on a note today and asked if I could play it for her so she could hear it. While I am not conditioned to play for long periods of time anymore, I was able to do a scale for her. She was pretty impressed, I think.Band, both concert and marching, were so important to me when I was in school. I am so glad I get to share a little of that with Mazie. It’s nice to see her so excited, even more than she gets with algebra II or science! So I tell her to keep up all the tooting. It will all pay off soon.