Piano is a means to an end in this house. I've been a bit militant about the whole thing. The Ontario school board counts RCM grades for high school credits: Grade 7&8 RCM are grade 12 high school credits and theory exams count as well. Some universities will count RCM Grade 9, 10 and ARCT toward a degree program. Music has been big part of our school day.
When we moved from the city, we lost a very good piano teacher. I worried it would be hard to find someone of the same calibre to teach the kids all the way out here.
But God has good plans for us. Amen.
Susanna, a very talented, very patient, young woman from our church agreed to take Gabe and Cole as students for the next year. She is more than I could have asked for. She is incredibly particular, but she manages to be persuasive and gentle about the whole thing. The boys have really improved in the past three months and I am very grateful for her.