Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mommy’s Piano Recital

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.

Hannah and her friend Ava (one of my students) waiting for the recital to begin.IMG_3721

Mommy and her little princess.  I let her choose her dress for the recital and I think she made the perfect choice!  IMG_3732


  1. Awww! So cute! Love her huge smile as she pauses to turn her page! Adorable! Great job Hannah!

  2. Absolutely fantastic! I'm a huge fan of music being a part of every child's life. Way to go, Hannah!

  3. Hannah plays really well. She's lucky she is learning at a young age. I did not learn to play till I was 17. Are you visiting the Salsa family this summer?

    1. Sadly no. For the first time in many years we will not be visiting the Salsa family in July. :o( The plans are already in the works for next year but this year I could just not swing it. We'll miss our friends immensely this week!!

  4. She sounded amazing!! Good job Hannah (and Mom!)! :)


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