My oldest children have been taking piano lessons for a few years now. If I remember correctly it is about four.
When my youngest was born I convinced a friend of mine who plays wonderfully to take over their lessons. (THANK YOU)
Last week while we were getting ready for Church my husband asked my daughter who happened to be ready first (I know it sounds crazy that my daughter would ready before her brother but I guess I still have those teenage never get out of the bathroom years to come).
Anyway she did play hymns for us as we finished getting ready - it was wonderful.
Again this morning I had an opportunity to sit and listen to their piano practice. They didn't know I was listening (I was cleaning up the basement) it was wonderful.
I know we always say nice things about our children, believe me I have sat through many practices of 'Twinkle Twinkle' and said they were great (and meant it). However it is nice to hear them and feel that you are listening to actual music.
So to all of you with budding pianists in your house. (Or other musical instruments)
IT IS WORTH IT.