Posted by: Chuck Behm
Day brightener - 04/21/14 10:09 AM
Hi all - I recently went out for a day of tuning and arrived at a home where the year before a little girl of four had pulled up a chair while I tuned, and watched the process intently from start to finish. She had asked questions, and I had explained them the best I could, showing how some notes were too high, and some notes were too low, and had to be fixed. (No point of explaining inharmonicity to a pre-schooler!). She really was serious about learning, however, so I did the best I could. Most kids (as you all know) will watch for a minute or two before wandering away. Not much excitement for kids used to the fast pace of TV, video games, etc. This little girl had a much longer attention span than most.
Well, this time when I arrived I was met at the door by a nanny who was watching a toddler. The little girl who had been so interested the year before, it seemed, was off to kindergarten for the day. She had been disappointed that she would not be home to "help" with the tuning, according to the nanny, so she had written out some notes and left them with the nanny with instructions to give them to "Mr. Chuck" to help him out:
When I left, I told the nanny to be sure to thank Miss Emily for her help - that I checked out her concerns and made sure everything was okay, and that I would try to arrange my next visit for later in the afternoon, when she would be home from school. Her note (pretty dang good for a 5 year old) made me smile - thought you might enjoy it as well. Chuck
P.S. - If any of you know where to find the 17th (or even the 3th) C key - let me know. Thanks!