Thursday, February 26, 2009

Musical Instrumental Endeavors

Late last year, Jason developed a desire to learn to play the cello. We greatly admire our friend, Doug Wiseman, and enjoy his music so much (which we heard up at Faith Bible School a couple of years ago, and we hear occasionally at Hobe Sound Bible Church online). Also, Rowen played the cello in grade school many years ago, so it has always been a favorite instrument in his life. We looked into the possibilities of renting a cello and taking lessons. Since Jason had a job last summer, he has money saved to do this without it affecting the family budget.

He has had 4 lessons so far from a home school student who is quite an accomplished cellist. He is using Suzuki method and doing very well.

Janet also is trying to learn to play the cello. I don't know if I can keep up with Jason, but I am trying. I am using a book The ABCs of Cello for the Absolute Beginner. I figure I am even more of an "absolute beginner" than Jason. :)

Emily has wanted to play the violin for at least a year. We told her she would have to pray for a violin and for money for lessons. She has been praying for God to provide. First, she had the opportunity to help babysit with Beth. Then, a couple of weeks ago, the lady that she babysits for asked her if she needed a violin for her birthday or if she already had one. She had one that had never been used and wanted to give it to Emily! What a huge answer to prayer!

We have a book The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner that we are going to use before she starts lessons. God has given her the desire to play violin, He has provided the violin, and we are confident He will give her increasing ability for His glory!

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