(or, Bears Who Love Jazz)
we had our field trip early this week. every Monday morning, Ellington's Cafe has live jazz. the whole family went with our friend/next door neighbour/Asa's godfather, Grahame.
it was especially good to have Lee see some live music because he spends so much time playing piano every day.
homeschooling note: we require Lee to do a minimum practice every day (scales, exercises, and songs for his weekly lesson), but he often plays for hours a day above and beyond that for his own pleasure (pop songs, especially the Beatles, writing his own songs, etc). he also does a formal music theory lesson with his piano teacher every week. Piano has evolved into his main homeschool activity- which is wonderful because he loves it and we see how much he is learning, musically and otherwise. one day he played for 7 hours (with a break for lunch!)