The school year is winding up, and today it was piano recital day for the piano students in our home. Our piano teacher holds the recital in her home and all of us parents and grandparents sit in the dining room on rows of chairs (dining room table having been removed) and look into her living room, which is also the piano room. She has 2 pianos, and most weeks the children get their lessons at the upright piano, but today they got to play her Steinway baby grand!
It's not the children's favourite day, but there are always great snacks afterwards!
Emmi played a grade 6 piece that I used to play (a list A), and a grade 7 study. Tim played a grade 3 study and a grade 3 list C piece. Ben played a grade 1 study and a list B. Pip played 2 pieces out of his pre-grade 1 book.
Everyone played very well, including the other students! Our only some-what unfortunate moment was Tim walking into the chandelier that usually hangs over the dining room table - he is so tall now! However, nothing was harmed and it gave the chance for Grandpa to make a few terrible puns.
We keeping going with our lessons into June, though Pip did ask if he could skip his practice tomorrow as he played so much today! I'm thankful my children are able to take lessons, and for our fantastic teacher. It's such a blessing to hear the "polished" pieces in the house; the music enriches not just them, but all of us!