Music runs in the family.
One thing is for sure, is that we all love music in our family.
My grandpa used to be a symphony director, my dad plays guitar beautifully and has a knack to play any instrument he picks up and myself, well–I wasn’t gifted in playing any instruments. Though I play very little guitar and just know the basics, I did sing in a band with my dad–I can’t play any instruments well though.
My daughter on the other hand is gifted in playing the guitar.
She enjoys playing modern music and so far has mastered playing and singing at the same time, she is moving into more complicated and intricate chords while still strengthening the basics. Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber are among her favorite covers and especially enjoys playing them. She was singing and playing Miley’s “I’m With You” in these pictures.
Practice, practice, practice!
My father started with her when she was about 4 years old and began with classical music and of course Spanish songs. He approached it with very easy songs that only required 2 chords and of course, he accompanied her and taught her to sing while she accompanied the melody.
She has the ability with those little hands and I’m more than happy to help her nourish and grow musically. Which leads me to the next step in her learning–shopping for a new guitar this holiday season! Since she has outgrown her guitar, she is need of a bigger guitar so that she can continue growing and making beautiful music. While she can still play her pink guitar, it is getting small for her build and in order to continue playing, she definitely needs a new guitar! Not to mention the wear it’s taken over the years.
It’s time for a new one!
One of the things that I enjoy the most is watching them play together, it’s a bond that they share that can’t be changed or taken away. She is very lucky to share the ability of playing such a beautiful instrument and I tell her to take advantage of her Grandpa’s wealth of knowledge. She will appreciate so much more when she is older and even when she is an adult herself. She will inherit Grandpa’s guitars too and I’ll be so happy hearing her play them.
I look forward to it.
Do you play any instruments or do your kids?
Let me know, til next time–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.