Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A Piano Recital
This was forever ago it seems but I am finally posting it. This is Emily's second recital. We weren't clever enough the first time to make a video. (how can that be right...just spaced it) Emily has gone through a little bit of a rough spell with piano lately. She isn't patient enough to read the sheet music and wants to learn everything by ear. But I won't play it for her because I want her to learn the notes.
We fought, sweat, blood and tears (OK just tears, but LOTS of them) to help her learn this song. It was her sole thing to practice for probably two months. But she finally grasped it. Once she new how it should sound she took off with it and she plays it wonderfully now.
Her teacher, Brother Robertson, says there is a learning hump children have to get over before they really start to take off. I think Emily will be there soon.
In the meantime. Whether Emily is playing something beautiful or slamming out notes, it is good to hear her music in our home. And she still loves it. Even after all the struggling and that...is unusual and very welcome.
at 2:58 PM