August Members of the Month

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Meet the Hawkins Family! Ashley and Karen and their three children Sam (13), Allie (10), Kaili (5), Eliana (2). These Busy Kids are very excited to become pianists and love sharing their new skills with relatives.

Q: What’s your musical background?

I (Karen) took piano lessons from age 6-12, but I kept playing piano in our church and for my middle school choir.

Q: Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?

A fun fact about us is that we just found out that we are related to someone who fought in the American revolutionary war!

Q: How do you structure piano lessons/practice for your family? Any tips to share?

For us, we set  practice times at least 30 minutes in the main play area. It can get loud in there, so we use headphones sometimes to facilitate calm when other voices are competing for attention. To break things up a bit, sometimes we sing a song from the book Hymns for a Kid’s Heart and learn about the author. 20170216_164346

Q: How did you learn about Busy Moms/Kids Do Piano?

We learned about Busy Kids Do Piano from Facebook.

Q: Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your musical journey with piano lessons?

As our kids’ excitement with piano grows, they are sharing it with our relatives. It is exciting to see them enjoy music.

Q: What is your goal with having your child learn to play the piano?

Our goal with learning piano is for them to exercise their brains, have fun, learn discipline in practicing, and grow closer to God through time spent in playing worship music.IMG_20161223_054513_910

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