By now, all of my friends know that Tuesdays are my piano lessons with my Russian Piano Nazi. I’ve written enough about her and I think most people can forgive me all my political INcorectness! In my defense, she really IS Russian and I COULD be right about the whole Nazi thing. lol In reality, I actually really am starting to like this girl. My main problem was that she’s 20 and I’m 46. While I’m VERY willing to give credit where credit is due, even to someone who’s younger than most of my wardrobe, I have a hard time explaining to her that my fingers don’t work like they used to work. She just doesn’t get it. It’s okay. I’m going to break her if it’s the last thing I do! Maybe she’ll learn to love my excuses? That’s what I’m hoping.
I’ve complained before that I’m just not FEELING the music that she chooses for me. I realize I need to learn theory and there’s a variety of pieces that can help me achieve this. I can’t complain if I don’t want to put the work into it, right? THIS week, I put the work into it! YAY me! Here’s how it’s been going; She’ll pick out a couple of pieces and a whole lot of theory and finger strengthening exercises and I’ll learn them and more. This week was no exception. She’s been telling me that I’ve “nailed” it and that I can skip FAR ahead. This week, I learned all my pieces in both books AND a couple of pieces she didn’t assign.
new music came today and not a second too soon!
Now THIS, my piano instructor will be SO excited about! She’s been making me do exercises where I spend a half hour each day clapping and stomping out the time because I didn’t use a metronome. lol I felt like I knew how the song should sound (at least in my OWN head) so why did I need one of these? I’m a little scared of this thing….
I’m just getting bored with the music. FINALLY, my Amazon order came in with my new sheet music! AND my metronome. I’m SO very excited and can’t wait to start learning. They look a little too easy though. We’ll see.
I’m off here to go start having some fun 😉