Saturday, August 31, 2013
A Visit To The Music Store
This is a quick dio I put together to take pictures of the latest piano, before shipping it out. This dio was assembled outside, so I didn't waste a lot of time with details knowing it had to come down right after picture taking.
Colton owns the local music store. He works there, when he's not out performing. Let's take a quick look at his store.
He has the usual assortment of instruments and accessories. The two guitars on the wall are magnets that I attached to wood.
Directly across from the guitars and microphones, are the drum sets. In the middle are a couple of karaoke machines. Back in the back you can see a couple of keyboards.
In the corner are the pianos.
Antoinette arrives with the kids. They are there to look at a violin for Nikaya.
"Oooh Mommy. Look at the drums." (Zahara)
"Can we buy a drum set?" (Zahara)
"Certainly not." (Antoinette)
"Well, I will give you a call when that comes in." (Colton)
"And you said that would be about a week?" (Becky)
"At least." (Colton)
Colton heads over to help the Taylors.
"How can I help you, today?" (Colton)
"Would you happen to have any violins on hand?" (Antoinette)
The girls have scooted off to explore.
Zahara gets a closer look at the drum set.
Nikaya has taken a seat at the piano.
She starts playing the nursery tune, Mary Had A Little Lamb.
"I am so sorry." (Antoinette)
"No problem. Sounds like she knows what she is doing." (Colton)
"Did Mommy say you could play that? You're going to get in trouble." (Zahara)
Nikaya ignores her and continues playing. Antoinette and Colton make their way over.
"Looks like you have a natural on your hands." (Colton)
"Where did you learn how to play that?" (Antoinette)
"At school." (Nikaya)
"Mommy, can I take piano lessons?" (Nikaya)
"You want to do piano and violin? Are you sure that's not going to be too much?" (Antoinette)
"No, I can do it." (Nikaya)
"I'm going to go get that violin ready for you." (Colton)
"Okay, thanks." (Antoinette)
"Zahara, don't hit the keys so hard." (Antoinette)
"Mommy, can I take lessons, too?" (Zahara)
"I don't see why not. We'll have to call Ms. Vanessa to see if we can get on her schedule. But right now we need to go look at this violin and get out of here." (Antoinette)
Back at the register...
"This is our top selling violin for beginners." (Colton)
"Do you have a 'rent to own' option? I don't want to buy it, until I know for sure she is going to stick with it." (Antoinette)
"Yes, we have a great program geared specifically to the schools." (Colton)
"Here you go, Nikaya. Why don't you give it a try?" (Colton)
Nikaya shows off her limited skills with the violin. Antoinette fills out the appropriate paper work, and pays for the deposit and the first month's rental fee.
A little later, after the store closes, Colton sits down and plays a few tunes before heading home for the night.