It’s incredible to believe that it’s been a year since JavaMan preceded us back to China to secure an apartment and have our things moved to our new home.
He did such an excellent job finding our apartment. We couldn’t be happier with it. We love just about everything about it.
I’ve raved before about our homeschool room. It’s a wonderful space. And we really did feel like it was complete. However, this week something happened to finish it off to perfection.
When our things were moved to the north, one item was unfortunately left behind–our digital keyboard. So for almost an entire year, we have been without a piano of any kind. We consoled ourselves that our children were still receiving music education through our music appreciation lessons and by studying violin.
But we still really missed the keyboard.
I looked around and had one priced out that I was saving up for. I hoped to be able to give it to the family for Christmas. But it seemed there were other financial priorities, and we couldn’t make it happen. About the same time, I began to really miss playing the piano myself, and wished we could afford to find a digital piano with a full 88-key keyboard and weighted keys. It was one of those moments where I heard that quiet whisper, “If you really want it, ask Me.” So I did. And in January, I received miraculous provision of the money needed to buy a Casio CDP-120 digital keyboard, complete with weighted keys.
We had to wait until businesses opened after the Chinese New Year in order to buy it, but on Monday evening it arrived. We were all so excited that homeschool the next day was filled with music study. Sweetpea and Pumpkin did their best to remember the pieces they had been practicing with a piano learning system they had been studying previously, but they also had a chance to try their first few lessons on a new system we’ll be reviewing for the TOS Review Crew next month.
You’ll really want to stay tuned (pun intended) for this review. So far, my children have given this product the most enthusiastic response I have ever seen them give a curriculum! Mark your calendars. My review is due out on March 20.
What do you do for music education in your home?