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The end of the school year is fast approaching which means Kiki starts bringing home a boat load of papers. Fun! The other night as I’m sifting through them, I came across one that had the “Zeswitz” logo on it.  I remember that brand name of instruments from my school days.  I, myself, did not sign up for an instrument. But I certainly remember my classmates lugging around the big instrument cases to and from school.  No. Thank. You.

As I am about to discard this paper, Kiki chimes in with a, “Oooh, Mom! I really wanna do it. Can I play an instrument next year?” Umm…well.  At this point, I actually read the paper and it turns out it’s not for band, but for orchestra. Her three instrument choices are the violin, viola, and cello.  Ok.  I’m trying to picture little third graders carrying around a cello. I’m not seeing it.  What happened to the clarinet, flute, or other such smaller instruments?

With trepidation in my voice, I ask her which instrument she would be interested in playing.  Violin.  Good! At least it’s the smallest out of the three.  Not to mention the cheapest to rent!

Don’t get me wrong. I want Kiki to try new things. But I’m picturing the noise that accompanies a young violinist that isn’t so much of a violinist, if ya know what I mean! Screeching sounds that will have us all running for cover.  AAAHHH!

I sit Kiki down and say in my best motherly voice (which I don’t really have) that having an instrument is a lot of responsibility.  It requires practice (hours and hours of ear bleeding practice!), and she will have to carry it back and forth to school.  It’s also something that she will have to take care of and not allow it to become damaged or even worse…Lost!

Her response: “Mom, are you trying to talk me out of joining orchestra?”

Well, isn’t’ she a little whippersnapper? A SMART whippersnapper!  I backpedaled telling her no that wasn’t my intention yes it was.  Certainly, her father and I will support her if she really wants to be in this so-called orchestra. I was simply trying to make her aware of what she is signing on for.

So Wednesday night, we will be at a meeting with the Zeswitz peeps getting all the info for the orchestra.  In the comments section of this post, I would like all of you (all 2 of you) to leave your address so that I have some place to stay next year during practice sessions.  Thanks so much!

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  1. Your Father Says:

    I would never suggest holding a child back from branching out and learning something new. BUT - Shannon, your mother and I have been down the Zeswitz road with a trumpet and a clarinet with your brother and your sister. Those were light weight instruments that had to be carried back and forth. I can’t imagine a third grader and an orchestra instrument. The practice sessions in your home will be “an experience”…the constant telling her she has to practice ..and then there will be the phone calls….I forgot my instrument and need it today - can you bring it to school right away. Then there are the “many concerts” you will have to attend. God bless you my child. We know what you will be going through….. been there…done that… but in the end, it’s all about love and you did a good thing… and it is definitely something you will always remember. “Especially when AJ says..I want to play the trumpet”. Good luck. Love ya. Pops

  2. terra Says:

    Oh my. I live too far away!

  3. One Mom Says:

    My DIL founded the Suzuki Academy of North Carolina. The parents of children enrolled also have to learn to play the violin along with their children who start lessons at pre-school age. Now there’s a challenge! With the right teacher, children will learn much more than just how to play an instrument: think discipline, confidence and a love for music. I say encourage her! It could be so rewarding for both of you!

  4. Kellyn Says:

    Oh man…I remember how much I wanted to play in the band, and then hated it. Good luck, I hope she does really well. I also am very glad that it is you and not me. hahaha

    You can always come stay with me, the snow is wonderful in the dead of winter. lol

  5. Leslie Says:

    Music lessons will not only teach your child how to play an instrument, but also has been proven to be a major factor in higher standardized test scores and especially their mathematics grades. Playing in an orchestra is similar to being on a sports team - and if your child is asking to play, chances are the overall academic aptitude and abaility are already very much present. Best of luck to her –

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