By carmel | December 18, 2016
In my previous post, I mentioned my dream guitar, and until now it is still a dream. It was actually offered online at a discounted price but I was too busy up to the last day of sale to buy it. Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t. For those thinking of buying a new musical instrument, the season for discounts is here, and one can really save a lot. Read the rest of this entry »
By carmel | December 5, 2016
The holidays are here again. We welcome the sweet spirit of Christmas in our hearts, and also our pockets haha. ‘Tis the season for big discounts and midnight sale offered by shops around. Online merchants are not to be missed as well. In fact, I just bought some techie stuff online. Read the rest of this entry »
By carmel | September 28, 2016
My nephew mentioned his interest in learning to play drums but their short vacation few months ago didn’t allow that plan to push through. It’s always interesting to see someone behind the drums doing his stuff. I know it’s not that easy, but I didn’t know it is actually more complicated than I thought until I read an article about buying a drum set. Read the rest of this entry »
By carmel | September 16, 2016
At last, my niece finished her piano lessons while on vacation few months ago here in the tropics. She managed to attend her tutorial sessions even with such a hectic vacation schedule. What a diligent piano student indeed. After her initial lessons, she came home and immediately practiced even up to almost midnight. It was inspiring to see her progress from a simple piano piece to finally playing that hauntingly sad song, “My Heart Will Go On”.
Naturally, the parents were extra happy and proud about my niece’s achievement. Her dad didn’t hesitate to buy her a new digital piano to practice on. Read the rest of this entry »
By carmel | June 14, 2016
I’m often amazed at how kids these days learn even the most complicated stuff faster than most adults do. And I am not talking about child geniuses but the normal kids we meet from our family and friends. They talk smart and even know a lot of things than we do. This is actually good, but parents need to be more discerning and aware, and supportive of their children, so they are properly guided as they grow up.
When it comes to hobbies, music is a great way to encourage creativity in children. My sis will be enrolling her kids in music lessons later, which is a good way to make use of their vacation time. They are considering piano lessons. I think most children start with the piano or guitar, and gradually they move on to other advanced instruments like the harp, violin or bass guitar.
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