I want to start teaching the Miss Sevens a little music. Miss Ten already plays a bit of recorder music, but she could do with learning some more in a structured fashion. So, we need recorders. We have several at home already, one sopranino, two descant, or maybe three, one alto and one tenor, some of which I play, after a fashion. I thought that it would be easiest if we had one descant recorder each, so I went into the local music store to buy a couple more.
And I found these gorgeous instruments.
Aren’t they beautiful? I thought that any child who saw them would want to play, and in the interests of fairness, I got them one pretty recorder each.
It worked (so far). The girls seized them with delight, allocated colours, and pleaded to start straight away. But I’ve been stuck with the boring old brown one that I’ve had for about 35 years now.
The project may or may not be successful; I suspect that there are even chances of the girls learning a little music, and me collapsing in a quivering heap, worn out by trying, trying, trying to be patient with the screeches, squeaks and squeals. At least the recorders are pretty.