Mama Diaries

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Expert

People assume that because I am a violin, viola, and piano teacher, my children play those instruments.  My kids do, sort of, but not really. 

Today, one of my student's parents asked my son if he played piano.  Here's how that conversation went:

"Your mommy is a piano teacher.  Do you play piano, too?"

"No," my son said, holding his Nintendo DSI.

"What about the violin?"


"The viola?"


"Well, do you play anything?"

"Yeah.  I play the computer."

"Oh," the lady said. "Do you practice that a lot?"

"No.  I'm an expert.  I don't need to practice!"


  1. I think some kids like to differentiate themselves from their parents - others find that they LOVE the thing their parent loves and can't not do it.

    1. I think he likes music. He's just not disciplined enough to sit down and work at it. I'm hoping someday that changes.

  2. That is hilarious. My son is an expert, too. As a matter of fact, he's playing on the couch with his phone right this minute.