Don’t get down or give up, guys!  Excelling at music can be one of the hardest things, but it is also one of the most rewarding.  I know from my own personal experience!


Mom, please do not write in the names of the notes of the piece’s Caelen’s playing.  He needs to develop the ability to recognize what they are as easily as recognizing the face of a friend!  Use of online note-naming games and ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fun’ (etc) — cues — works.


Moving along steady, Mazin!   But, if you want to sing AND play ‘What a Wonderful World’ in 7 weeks, you will have to practice at least 1 hour per day starting day!  You will be able to sing and play this song, but it will take more time unless you increase your practice time!


The truth came out today.  You’re unsure if you want to continue piano.  That’s okay!  Your parents will still love you, and I will still think you’re a great guy!!  You are talented, but gifts are have no conditions, it’s up for you to decide.


3 out of 4 fingers got the string pinned down to the fingerboard!  Just working on that pinky now.  Don’t be hard yourself.  You’re training your fingers to do things they’ve never down before, and your bow arm/hold has improved dramatically already since you began three weeks ago.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!