Being home, playing on the piano with my nieces and nephews…and sister, renews my need for a piano of some sort in this house. Now, I’m sure at some point I’ll manage to get a good keyboard at least. Someday, should we happen upon a handy estate sale or auction or something with a cheapo piano for sale, I am all over that. And yes, it’s one of those things that unless you are diligently practicing for some recital type thing – you aren’t likely to play all the time. But it’s there when you need it. When you feel like teaching your niece Axel F and spending 30 minutes just hanging out at the piano together – it’s there. When your friends come over and you want to play them the 3 songs you still have memorized, it’s there. When you want to learn how to play the piano part for that Ingrid Michaelson song, it’s there. When you sit down with your sister and start a Heart and Soul jam session that amazes her kids, despite that out of tune low C that Mom refuses to fix, it’s there. =)
Anyhow…. back to my question – do you remember your first, or even just your favorite song that you learned on the piano? And if you get the chance – do you still sit down and play some chopsticks?
Ah! I knew I forgot to teach them one! Next time. =)