...so I am gonna get to play chamber music with my kid after all...

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...so I am gonna get to play chamber music with my kid after all...
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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 11:36pm

not the usual sort of music brag, but...

dd17 was three-ish when she started playing the violin spontaneously....she didn't want to work with me on violin, so I left a 1/32 violin (one of those Chinese "mystery wood" but playable jobs) and sometimes she'd pick it up and squeak on the E string while staring fixedly at her left hand.

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I'll bet you couldn't stop smiling! How awesome is that?!

I'm playing a Mozart string quartet with my two eldest next month at the memorial service of an old and dear friend. Have played with my eldest in the past a few times, but never with both of them. And in August I'll be playing the Mendelssohn Octet with both of them, plus my brother, my sister, my SIL, my mom and a cellist friend. That will be the week before dd17 moves away on her own, so it'll be a great way to celebrate being together before that happens.

It's pretty special making music with your own kids.

Miranda
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mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Can't stop smiling!

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Mendelssohn isn't on the table yet, but Mozart K157 is...

Deborah
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ds20 has hinted that he might join in...not holding my breath on that yet. And...I've told dd13 (who's had the least instruction (just enough to play "Hot Cross Buns" for ASTA day, and the simplest tunes for fiddle workshops, but occasionally goes through a period of self study with the violin, that we could play some things together some time. Maybe. She agrees. Maybe. (Or maybe not...)

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That's wonderful!
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I can't stop smiling either, and I don't even know how to play!
What a nice story. Robin
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Are you ready for her to leave? I know she's been travelling a lot lately, but it is a very big deal. Best, Robin
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What a great story!! Love it!!

Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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that is a nice story indeed! So glad it went so well for her, and she found out what joy it can be to play together!

Suzanne