We are so pleased for Margaret (5) for playing successfully in her first piano recital!
She has been taking lessons for just more than a year, starting shy of her fourth birthday, but I didn't start requiring daily practice until the last few months (not out of principle but because I am tired and spread thin among my duties). She desperately wanted to play in a recital like her big siblings, but our studio requires standards to do so: two hands, two pieces, both memorized, and played evenly.
|Margaret before the recital|
Finally, Margaret was ready . . . albeit a bundle of nerves! I promise, she was excited and happy before the recital when I took these photos. She's my melencholic girl.
|Wearing her St. Cecilia broach|
"Ode to Joy" by Beethoven
Mary and John played all ten of their pieces which they will be playing at Guild next week, and I filmed a few selections.
"Minuet in d minor" by Bach
"Williwaw" by Lynda Lybeck-Robinson
"Fuego de la Pasion" by Wynn-Anne Rossi
"Valse Triste" by Dennis Alexander
"Minuet in G" by Christian Petzold
"Softly Whisper" by Kevin Costley