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.


RuSty and LaLa said...

Great Job Emily. I am so impressed! I would love to hear more songs your learning. I'll be waiting!

The Seaquist Family said...

My favorite part was seeing Jen taking pictures on the side. So cute. Oh and of course the nervous rock back and forth on the piano bench before she started. She is getting so big. I need to get my boys in lessons soon.

Kath said...

I was so excited to hear Emily play but when I try to watch it, all I get is a message "Opps, no video." Eliza just had her recital but I didn't video it :(
I'm sure that Emily is becoming a talented pianist and I am looking forward to hearing her play soon :)

Anonymous said...

Can't see or hear the video, maybe repost so the Grandma can hear it, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Grandma is so very proud of you, I loved watching you play, you are soooooooooooo talented. Please practice and continue playing you don't know it, but playing the piano will be something you will be very happy you stuck with when you get older, even if now and then you don't feel that way. Trust me!

Love you tons and tons.
Grandma D

judy said...

I agree I love Jenn getting the pictures. Emma must have spent so much time practicing because she didn't look up at the music once. Great job.

Andrea said...

We enjoyed listening to you Emily. You're doing great. Keep it up!

Sara said...

This reminds me of the videos my dad used to take of me before my recitals and I was exactly like Emily...nervous and didn't want to be seen by the camera. She did a great job.. I hope you will tell her that for me. I love it that my kids take piano. They will be forever grateful to have such a great talent to share.