Wednesday, May 7, 2008

If You Give a Kid an Instrument...


...he's going to want music lessons.

If you give a kid music lessons...

...he's going to want to play in the band.

If you let him play in the band...


...he's going to want to perform.



And if you let him perform...


...he's going to want to play solo.

If he gets to solo...

...he might end up feeling like this.

And if he feels like this...


...he's going to want to play another instrument.

10 comments:

Angelika said...

As long as the instrument comes with plenty of headache pills or ear plugs until they knock off those wrong note and make it sound great, there is nothing wrong with music.

Anonymous said...

truthfully, having music in my life throughout school kept me in school and gave me a great sense of accomplishment as well - funny though, I have a degree in music ed, but work with computers and knit - I wonder how that came to be?

sophanne said...

You've endured the worst of it. I can tell you that there isn't ANYTHING worse than the first sound a saxophone makes (except maybe a violin or a clarinet) I believe (having heard my fair share of them) that it fits in the category of illegal torture.

(well except for an endless parade of band concerts)

And along with the theory of relativity- the sound of a piano (even before that first lesson) is a gift from heaven!

Haley said...

love this post. one of john's favorite books right now is If You Give a Pig a Pancake.

Sharon said...

A born musician! Wonderful pics.

knottykitty said...

How cool! Some of my fondest memories from childhood are related to my time in band...."This one time...at band camp...." Maybe you'll be the mom-of-a-rockstar one of these days!

kmkat said...

Congratulations to your offspring on choosing two of the most expensive instruments available to the high school student. #2 son also chose the saxophone; never practiced, only got an a in band because he could be the band director's private computer tech.

Music, however, is pretty much worth whatever it costs. Music enriches our life and makes us sing (badly, but never mind that).

Romi said...

:D

Lydee said...

hilarious!
I disagree with sophanne, I think the the worst sounding instrument is the beginning oboe:quack, quack, quack. Although I agree that violin can sound very painful: screech, screech, screech, screech... (to the tune of twinkle, twinkle).

Laura said...

I love this post! These books are very popular in my house, too. And the pride on your son's face is awesome. :)