I have my degree in music performance. Clarinet, to be precise. Yet I hardly play anymore (sad, I know, especially considering how much I love it and how very expensive my clarinet is - thanks mom ;)
My kids aren't quite old enough for instrumental lessons - winds, that is (although Isaac is *really* looking forward to trumpet lessons...ahem...Brooke...). Yet I've just started Selah & Isaac on basic piano lessons, while taking this time to teach them music theory stuff. Selah has always shown a love of the piano, ever since we've had one in our home (most of her life, I'm guessing, even though no one really plays....weird). I knew I wanted her to play, I really want ALL my kids to at least learn the basics. I love music and being able to play the piano, even basically, is a skill I really wish I would have picked up somewhere along the way.
So ANYWAYS...........I went to our local music store to pick up some beginning piano books. I kinda got the impression that most people do *NOT* agree with me teaching my own daughter piano - due to it not being my instrument. It is true, I am NO piano player. I know music theory, I can read music, I can find the notes on the piano keyboard............but the "other" stuff?? Hand positions and all that jazz, nope. Right now, I'm relying on the book's descriptions and instructions, plus a few piano-playing friends, to help me with the basics.
Obviously, if this is something they are truly interested in, we will get them lessons as they progress and shown a willingness to practice faithfully.
So anyways, I never really knew how many "music snobs" there were out there. I should have remembered, from my college days, really......I was right there with 'em, in "snobby-land". Ha, serves me right!!
p.s. The first lesson today went well for both the kids ~ Selah just seems to have a knack for this whole piano thing........while Isaac did fine, but it took more effort on his part. His little fingers just didn't want to do what he *wanted* them to do - LOL!! Good thing he really wants to play trumpet ~ only 3 fingers, right?! Yet I can hear him up there right now, practicing. Sweet kid~