3V0704.01 Playing the piano. (12/27/79)
Often since her early infancy, Peggy would come to me while I sat at the
piano and ask to come up with me. It has been my practice to then
play “chopsticks” with the middle range of the piano free for Peggy’s
playing with me. I have shaped her playing and applauded her striking
of the keys. Peggy is very much at home with the piano now, clambers
up onto the bench by herself and strikes the keys with enjoyment.
Exposed to much popular music, just about all of it Irish folk songs and
contemporary instrumentals (Chieftains et al.) and joined in dancing by
her sister and me, Peggy has had an unusually rich and accessible
musical education for an infant, as compared to her brother and sister.