Thursday, March 01, 2012

Our musical kids

Our kids were born with their father's love of making music. They all sing and dabble in piano, guitar and recorder. Ben plays the saxophone. Ben and Courtney, but mostly Courtney, play the violin. Now, they have a new instrument to add to their musical resumes. The handbell chime something or other.  We went to pick up Ben today in the band room and while I talked to the music teacher, the kids picked up the chimes and without any discussion came up with this melody. The music teacher said he doesn't know any other kids that would come in and just start playing music like that. Improv handbells...I wonder if it will catch on?