Friday, November 17, 2006

Just Be Glad He's Practicing

Some have alarm clocks, we have Spencer.



Thank goodness for Star Wars--he's learned to play by pounding out those tunes, it's the only thing that keeps him coming back to the keyboard--and he's not too bad.

13 comments:

kailani said...

Wow! He's actually really good! I wish I had learn how to play the piano when I was younger!

Prahagirl said...

That is good! I used a similar "ploy" on my brother (who is 10 yrs my junior). He wasn't a big fan of reading books...until I took him to see Lord of the Rings #1. The next day I got a loud, "Hey! Did you know those are books and there's like, 3 of them?!" on my answering machine. *Sigh* manipulation is great...

Heth said...

Seriously! That is great! He wakes up before you and practices without being threatened?! Where did you find him?

Julie said...

We REALLY have to get these boys together. Ethan can play the Imperial march while Spencer does Luke's theme. Maybe Spencer's good practicing habits will rub off a bit on Ethan too. He would never in a million years get up voluntarily and head for the piano.

gail said...

Pretty great that he practices on his own in the morning like that! Fun video.

Annie said...

Sorry -- I can't sympathize with you over this one! LOL

It amazes me to see a boy that age actually play a piano! I couldn't talk any of mine into piano lessons, though I longed for them to learn.

Spencer, you have total strangers telling you this sounds GREAT...so keep up the good work!!

And Mom...thanks for sharing this with us. It's precious.

Someday the house will be empty...Spencer will be gone and you'll think of him each and every time you hear the theme to Star Wars. Enjoy-it-while-you-can!!

Leslie said...

He is really good! Great video.

sandyandkurt@gmail.com said...

At least it sounds like he hasn't gone over the "Dark Side" yet....unless of course, it's his evil plot to awaken you like that each morning.

Surfingmama said...

It is things like wanting to know how to play Star Wars music or Phantom of the Opera music that get kids interested in playing the piano or any other instruments. In my country, Malaysia, kids play the piano for the sake of passing exams (very British style) and pleasing their parents, and not for the fun of playing the piano.

Anonymous said...

You are lucky in your son. (I realize that 'luck' is what you make of it, but still.)

My sister used to play, hour after hour, and I still miss it, 40+ years later.

(Never mind me; just passing through - Taro.)

Anonymous said...

I am a piano teacher and that is how I hook my students. Find something that interests them and then look for music in that theme. Once they start to learn that piece, they usually start to practice the lesson plan. Works every time.

Good going Spencer, keep up the good work!

suki said...

LOL. :) At least he practices. I remember how I dreaded practicing. Why can't we just suddenly become GOOD at somethin!?

Amy The Black said...

Can you tell me where you got the sheet music? I'd love to have that so that I can get my son to learn piano.