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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Drum Lessons

2013_0201_105416Well, I finally found a new tutor for Misha’s lessons. At R380 per term for half an hour a week, this is a very reasonable price. I haven’t seen him this excited in a long time. He had his first lesson this morning. This time we needed to get him his own drum sticks, so we stopped at Marshal Music on our way to get those. I was pleasantly surprised at how much he remembered since he hasn’t been able to play since September.

Drum lessons at Creare Training Centre

Coming back, the car dashboard seemed to make a good drum for him & whilst we waited outside Edward’s home for Valerie to fetch the boys for Junior Engineering, he used the car seats for some more practise. That kept him entertained for half an hour.

2013_0201_112650This of course means that we now really need to make a plan to get him a drum set sooner rather than later. Fortunately he has changed his mind about the practice drum set and agreed that we can get him a “all crash with no bash” set in the interim until he can play and then replace it with a proper drum set. I just hope that practice set that could have got in September is still available.

2013-02-02 14.11.04He spent the night with his best friend, Matthew and when he got home he asked me to build him a drum set so for now he’s practising on a make-shift set, complete with a pedal to serve as a bass-drum pedal, we’ve put together in the classroom. He’s been at it on an off all day today since we’ve build it. Thankfully it’s not as noisy as a real set, so we won’t be needing any ear plugs or soundproofing for the room as yet.

Misha enjoyed his lesson so much that he’s been asking when his next lesson is & was quite disappointed to have to wait until next Friday.

The Gauteng Creare Team From left to right: Vicky Henney, Conrad Henney (leader), Claire Roos.

Lessons take place at 222 Anton van Wouw Street, Roosevelt Park. E-mail or contact Conrad on 083 215 9587 for more information on courses available.