That sparked a little interest, but it wasn’t until she hooked up with our friend KR for lessons when it got to be fun for her. KR plays a lot in the area, she’s an outstanding guitarist and singer, and she’s always been nice in inviting A to come up and sing/play with her. I think A likes to be on stage performing, so it inspired her even more. We eventually moved on (at KR’s suggestion) to a new teacher, EE, and even he commented on A’s guitar abilities. It’s good because he’s a guitar officianado, and challenges A to try newer, more difficult and technical pieces. Best of all, she embraces the challenge. Plus, he gives his students many opportunities to perform.
The final piece of inspiration came when she went to camp and played at the talent show. Some of the other kids were apparently very good at guitar, and A came home truly inspired. She couldn’t wait to get back to playing with EE, which is too cool for words. Now she plays all the time. Often when she has free time, she’ll pluck away up in her room, which is music to my ears, literally and figuratively.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Alex Lenkei for the pic.