Madeline practices what she is suppose to, without needing much reminding. When I show her how to practice something or instruct her to play it five times perfectly, you can pretty much guarantee she will do it. She is a responsible, perfectionist first born.
Lydia usually has either tears or a big smile when practicing. She usually needs reminding to practice the hard stuff. These are common Lydia practicing comments: "I"ll never be able to play this." "This song was not made for me." Then she may hide under the piano bench, crying. The thing about Lydia is that academic or musical tasks really are not that difficult for her. If she just applies herself a little bit, she gets it. Then when she does get it, everything is great. She is an emotional, dramatic, really high or really low girl.
Anna mostly gets mad if she can't play something. She doesn't cry, just yells. She loves the recitals, and relishes her turn to march up in front of everyone and show her stuff. She is our social, give me some attention, middle child with a temper.
I love each of those girls for their individuality. It makes life fun.