Madonna: Do Re Me-terial Girl
13:30 10 April 2006
Madonna has been taking guitar lessons - so she can perform 'The Sound of Music' for her two children.
The pop diva and husband Guy Ritchie reportedly love treating nine-year-old Lourdes and Rocco, five, to renditions of hits from the 60s musical.
The star's former guitar teacher, Bobby Tider, told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I taught Madonna the scales. She wanted to learn 'The Sound of Music' for her kids. She also wanted to play early David Bowie and her own songs."
He added: "She was very good and worked very hard. You have to put in the hours. Guy was slow but Madonna was a good pupil."
The music tutor gave the singer weekly lessons after filmmaker Ritchie approached him in 2001.
He said: "I got a call from Guy. I didn't know who he was. I used to go to his flat and I was sitting there one day when Madonna came in. She asked me to give her lessons too.
"Because I had been charging Guy £30 per hour I had to charge Madonna the same - she was used to paying £60."
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