Monday, September 29, 2014

April Piano Recital

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These two both did so well at their piano recital last April. They earned a certificate for memorizing their song and Bennett got a medal for accompanying in a group setting. He played Away in a Manger for the primary to sing to and he did it flawlessly! I am so glad these two are developing their talents in piano. Mylie is still catching on and maybe doesn't love it as much as Bennett, but Bennett has really taken to the piano and is really excelling! ...Although this week Mylie did exclaim-since her piano teacher gave her an easy version of Zippity Doo Dah- "Maybe I DO like piano!!!" I think she likes it for the most part, I just don't think she likes having to be tied down to practicing sometimes!

Bennett started up with new teacher this year and she is really pulling it out of him! I am so excited to see where he goes with the piano. In some ways he is already better than me. He grasps the theory of it all so well and has learned things I never did. It's been fun to learn along with him.

I must admit, it gets hard sometimes. I try to sit down with each of them after a lesson and go through everything they learned or were assigned and make sure they are grasping it and doing it correctly. This takes a lot of time sometimes (especially when they are new at piano) but hopefully it will be worth it in the end.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be worth it. Those that have dedicated mothers do the best. They are both so gifted and I'm excited for the future with all of your children. Where on earth was I? Probably in bed. I need a recording of it. Love you guys! Grandma H