Our son is a good pianist. In addition to currently teaching math and science, he spends a lot of spare time on the piano accompanying students for competitions and recitals.
|He was interested at 20 months of age|
He started piano lessons in kindergarten continuing on for 13 years. Not once did either he or his teachers ever mention the need for a metronome at home.
It has now been some 30 years later; and he mentions that
we provided some wonderful opportunities for him, but regrets that we never bought him a metronome. What????
So now, we have this running joke about THE metronome. For instance, a text with a picture of a metronome in an antique store priced at $89 saying, "You should have bought me one when they were cheap!"
And today he is in London, and I get a text with a picture of Sherlock Holmes' metronome implying that even Mr. Holmes had one!
The mother-guilt trip continues.
P.S.: I asked him a while back if he wanted me to buy him one now, and he replied that no -- he has this wonderful metronome app on his phone. Who knew???