When I was emptying the memory card today and moving over Zach's video into his folders on my computer, I was really surprised when I watched this one. I realized that he had figured out how to get himself on the camera. Usually, he's behind the camera, recording all the things that interest him. This time, he wanted to get himself on the camera and record himself playing the keyboard. I was so enamored by the fact that he figured out how to do this.
He set up the camera in his closet and fiddled around with it a little, but eventually got it just right. When you start to watch the video, the first 40 seconds are just getting it set up, so fast forward to the 0:40 mark to start seeing Zach.
Zach loves music. His appreciation for music started when I was pregnant with him. David would sit at his organ and play music each night to de-stress from a long day's work as a carpenter. I would sit on the futon (this was in our first apartment and about a year and a half after we got married) doing a cross stitch project or reading a book. As soon as David would start playing the organ, Zach would dance around in my tummy. He's always been fascinated whenever David plays the organ or keyboard, ever since birth and before.
He has a great ear for notes and enjoys listening to toys that have music. We've recently taken out the keyboards to allow him to explore his passion for music. Even though he only plays simple tunes now, he's always experimenting with chords and different combinations of notes. He has an even bigger keyboard in his room, hooked up to a stereo system, but the smaller keyboard is portable so that seems to be his favorite.
-Erika (Zach's Mom)