I was looking for some inspiration for my little pianists. When you are starting out an instrument it is hard to see how these boring scales, etc. will ever make a difference in your playing. One some we have learned is twinkle twinkle little star. I found this amazing rendition that has inspired my children to keep at it.
This has inspired me to practice more
And this is just plain fun
Check out The Piano Guys for yourself.
So I encourage you to dust off your instruments, sit at the piano or pick up music if you have never done it before. It is never too late or early to start. At age 7 is when we official start lessons with our kids but we have found that the younger ones have picked up music so much more quickly because of being exposed to it by older siblings. We are making music a higher priority in our home this year. So far we have piano (a requirement for all), guitars (encouraged for all), 2 trombones, 1 trumpet, 1 flute, and 1 saxophone.
A great plus to having watched these videos yesterday is that Sam has dusted off our cameras and has started to video everything and everyone in sight. He was very impressed with the cinematography of the Piano Guys. It is amazing what kids will pick up and when you give them freedom to explore you never know what they will come up with.