Music is a very important part of my life. I don’t just enjoy music it’s part of who I am. I know it may sound a bit overboard but my days are always filled with music. The best part is being able to find the perfect song for the mood you’re in. If I’m not listening to beautiful tracks then I’m singing my way through the day.
I love the way I can instantly remember people, moments and feelings when I listen to my ‘growing pains’ music. Some of it may have seemed obscure at the time but now I find them pertinent. It is usually a stark reminder of the very best of times and sometimes the absolute worst of times.
I’m so grateful for the many people whose paths I crossed and introduced me to new sounds and genres. My life is all the more colourful because of the amazing diversity I now possess. When I meet people and they confess that they are not really into music I become very suspicious of them because in my world music is a must have and never an option.
I guess all that’s left to say is ‘thank you’ to the talented songwriters, singers and musicians. Your talent makes my heart sing!
Today Whitney Houston will be laid to rest. Sadly what should be a fitting end for someone whose music impacted so many lives will end with many unanswered questions. The rumour mill has been in overdrive since the shock announcement of her premature death. I guess that is the ultimate price to pay for fame. No privacy even in death.
A family has been left devastated and broken-hearted. I wonder if her songs which brought comfort to many will comfort them now?
This academic year signals the start of my six-year-old daughters violin playing days. I’m quite excited about her learning to play her first instrument but I’m also somewhat terrified about the awful sound that usually accompanies the beginning stage. She seems really excited and I hope this enthusiasm will last until she masters the art of playing the violin.
My husband and I were summoned to the school by the tutor and given a talk along with a few other parents. It seems it will now be a family activity and at least one of us has to accompany our daughter to her weekly lesson. Failure to do so may result in our child losing her treasured place in the violin class. I’m now considering getting myself a violin and getting acquainted with the Suzuki method. We could be a mother and daughter team if all goes well.
So for the next few weeks we will be learning to hold a violin and bow along with listening to and memorizing the featured music. It all seems quite daunting at the moment but I’m positive that it will be a rewarding experience. Bring on the Suzuki method!