Friday, June 6, 2008

Show and Tell Friday~A New Endeavor

Show and Tell

Hello Everyone! It's been a while I know. I have been trying to weed through my options of homeschooling Circulium. Let me say, it is very tiring on one's mind!

My husband and I went to our Statewide Homeschooling Convention A few weeks ago. It was LOTS of fun! I was in heaven. With *that* many books, and educational products under one roof, it was hard to just only browse.

In fact, we did get sucked into something. Take a Look:

Yup. That's right! We bought Violins for the girls! This is what you get when you take a music fanatic trombone playing husband, and a piano playing wife to a homeschooling convention with a really good sales lady who is *VERY* proud of her product.

We actually bought a Violin curriculum. The WHOLE thing, about five years worth, plus the Violins. It wasn't a bad price at all considering how much we got. Usually only *one* violin would cost as much as we payed for two violins and the curriculum.

The Lady who wrote it is an accomplished concert violinist, who has played in the New York Opera, as well as performed with Pavarotti, and loves to teach the Violin.

So far we have learned how to take the Violin in and out of it's case properly and carefully. We Have Learned a few parts of the Violin; as well as the parts of the bow.

I feel confident knowing that my husband is very smart, and loves music; he will be a BIG help to me as I teach the girls the violin. :)

Which, by the way, Sweetie has expressed she has wanted to play since she was three years old. Little Tiny Boy, looked *very* interested in it also, but still is a little to small to handle it without smashing it to smithereens, lol!

And here is a little Video Production that the Lady who designed the curriculum put together with her husband. It is Hilarious!

To see what others are showing and telling about, Please Visit Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home. Have a great day!


Mrs. C said...

I've been wondering how ya'll are doing! :)

Bookworm starting playing the violin last year, but she's focusing on piano.

A Hint of Home said...

That will be so exciting when the children learn to play.
My granddaughter is 8 and has been playing for 2 years. She does a great job.

Mam and Lizi said...

Love the video. I'm a music teacher and the only thing I haven't taught much of is the violin family. I wish you well.

TJ said...

Wow! That is ambitious! I only learned to play a little piano in high school, so how neat for them to learn!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful gift to give your 2 daughters. Not only the instruments but the training to learn them and enjoy for a lifetime.

Love Bears All Things said...

Played that way, isn't it called a fiddle?
I know you will find the money well spent. You have musical heritage to pass one to your children. You can have your own band.
My older granddaughter has been taking violin lessons.
Mama Bear

Barbara H. said...

I love string instruments. Some day they'll be playing trios!

Tammy said...

Hi- visiting some of the Show and Tells today and so glad I stopped by here! (I think I was by a long time ago..)
I'm a home school mom of two little girls, and my eight year old just started violin lessons this year, too!
The video was so cute...
Your kids are adorable...:D

Not sure if you already stopped by my place or not, but hope you can drop over and say hello! We seem to have some things in common!


Emily said...

I have to agree with "penless thoughts" - what a special and wonderful gift to give your daughters! :)

Join me every weekend for "Weekend Decorating" on my blog: if you would like to. Hope to see you there!

Have a great night!

JoLynn Braley from The Fit Shack said...

I started music lessons when I was a kid, too, I'm so glad that my parents got me involved in it.

This is all just too fun, and the video by Eden was great, too... and hilarious!! Thanks!

Amy said...

What a challenging, fun adventure! Can't wait to hear updates on the progress.

And what have you decided on curriculum?!? You've gotten my curiosity up now! :)

Persuaded said...

what a great idea to do this with your kidlets! is your little man going to be fiddling too?

hope you and your family are doing well... i think of you and the other tt2 ladies so often((hugs))

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