Praises and a Tip for playing a Piano
I told you in my previous post to support your child’s passion and nurture the gift if you can and if resources permits. It may look like a simple hobby and a waste of money but if they like it so much and good on it, it might be a source of income.
Here’s a short story. Last time when we had a staycation in Manila, my son saw a piano in the lobby. Since we were still waiting for our food to bring in our room, he decided to sit and play.
He played Für Elise, one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.
We were surprised that a foreigner was listening and even clapped his hands after Ren played. PLUS, he gave him $1 or P50 after that.
Normally, I’ll say “thank you no need to do that”, but I want Ren to learn that if he did good he’ll be rewarded by praises or he can even get some money from it, so I just let it be.
The look on his face was priceless. He bowed and said thank you to the guest. He was soooo happy after that.