During the registration in school, I talked to the music teacher and told her that our daughter is not going back to Duquesne University this year. I told her the reason why Rylie did not want to continue taking the music program because she was getting stressed out. Her piano teacher there is a too strict that she was not having fun learning anymore. We didn't want her to dislike playing piano so it was best to pull her out and just continue their lessons here in our area. I am glad she supported our decision and understand the circumstances.
Anyway, I got this book, The Green Musician, from Wisdom Tales because I want my kids to learn a lesson or two from this book that was adapted from a 1,000 year old Persian story by Mahvash Shahegh. It is a tale of Barbad, the musician who is originally found in the legendary “Book of Kings” (Shahnameh), which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia.
This stunning artwork was created by an award-winning illustrator, Claire Ewart. She gently brings this whimsical story to life. At the end of the story, the kids learned that dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination. This story proves that all good things really do come to those who wait. Thus book is called The Green Musician because the maun character wore a green costume so he could blend in with the trees and play his instrument without being seen. There's a lot of good lessons to learn with this book so I highly recommend it.
At the end of the story, the kids learned that dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination, which proves that all good things really do come to those who wait. my own proof for that.
My daughter was very inspired of the characters in the book. She is very impatient so she learned that if you have the perseverance and patience, you can achieve things that you want in life.
I asked my son what he learned from the book and he told me that jealousy is not a good thing. He is amazed of how patient the main character was in waiting to be able to play music. I am so glad that my son have developed his passion in music as well. We enrolled him in piano lesson before but he only lasted a couple of weeks and he was done. Then last year, we asked again if he wants to try it out and he agreed. Now he loves it. He love playing for us. He still have a lot to learn but I am sure that he will get there.
Here he is playing the "This is not a Jungle Bell" son. His confidence went up high after his first recital attendance. He did not believe that he can do it before but with our encouragement and his sister's help, he is starting to really embrace it.
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