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Bright, 4th-Grade Beginner Has Head Start in Magnolia

Posted by glennled on November 14, 2010

A piano sits in the living room—Mom wants live music in the home. Her 10-year old son (in 4th grade and my 11th student) has a head start. He’s a smart, friendly kid with a bright spirit and smile. And he likes music! He’d already had some music education before I arrived on the scene, so there are some basic things I don’t have to teach him. We can focus on the trumpet itself right away. He’s taking band at Lawton Elementary School in Magnolia in Seattle, but they meet only once a week. So when we ended our first lesson together last Wednesday, he got the usual assignment: practice for 30 minutes at least four times a week (or 20 minutes, five times a week). He seems eager to play the horn. They’re going to have some lovely, lively music in their home!

2 Responses to “Bright, 4th-Grade Beginner Has Head Start in Magnolia”

  1. molly said

    11 students now, Glenn! That is fantastic. I sure miss seeing you and hearing Josiah play. My grandma was a teacher at Lawton school, many, many years ago. So cool! Your students are very blessed to have you as their teacher. Best wishes to you!

    • glennled said

      Yes, Molly, I miss our lessons, too! I think of him often and hope he is doing well. I also have a tie to Lawton school. My mother-in-law (84) was a student there many, many years ago. As for my students, I now have 12 and simply have not yet posted about the latest boy. I’ll do so soon. Thanks very much for your kind words on my behalf, and best wishes to you and yours!

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