I have been teaching piano for more than 15 years yet this year’s recital stands out. This year Hannah played in my recital and she played really well!
LOL – I will also say that I have a whole new appreciation for my parents and the team effort of student and parent that practice is. I’ve heard my fair share of ‘I’m too tired!’ and been faced with a Hannah flopped over the bench for additional effect just in case mommy needed more convincing. Oye! Most days she does okay and the drama is minimal and we can complete her practice in 15-20 mins. Other days…not so much!
All her (OUR) hard work since the fall when she began her lessons with Nana is evident and she is progressing well for being just 5yo. I want piano to be something enjoyable for both of us. Most days it is and other days welll…we won’t go there! Heh – I’m sure any parent who has spent time practicing an instrument alongside their child will understand completely!! There are times when I sit at her lesson and cheer inwardly (and sometimes even outwardly) when she masters something that she has worked hard on at home!! Piano is not an easy instrument and Hannah is working very hard! I love that I have the opportunity to offer this to Hannah and I hope in time she will appreciate it too.