June 11, 2012

The Recital

The girls had their piano recital this past weekend.  They each played their own piece and also had a duet.  

They both played beautifully.

I never had piano lessons and only half-heartedly played the clarinet in middle school -- all that sucking on the reed to get it wet before playing made me a little squeamish.  It also didn't help that my parents banished me to the back patio to practice.  Somehow, being asked to play outside just screams, "You are really a terrible clarinet player and we don't want to listen to you!"  (In their defense, I was a terrible clarinet player and I wouldn't have wanted to listen to me either.)

I am amazed at how well Kenna and Michal play and how quickly they are improving.  And that's a good thing since it would be really inconvenient to push the piano onto the back patio.


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6 comments:

  1. Kristi, your daughters are simply amazing!!!
    I was expecting something like "Chopsticks" and they are playing beautiful music! I am so impressed and in awe. (okay, and jealous ;).
    Michal and Kenna are very talented and this is just another example of what a great mom you are because I know they benefit from your encouragement.
    Signing up my twins for lessons tomorrow-hoping it's not too late-just kidding! However, I am going to take the lessons they do have more seriously. Thank you!
    Susan

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    1. Oh Susan, thank you so much for your kind words. Kenna and Michal love music and are crazy musical. It's a fun thing to watch!

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  2. WOW... Very talented girls! I expect something less complicated for being so young. Glad you did not push the piano onto the back patio.

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  3. Your girls are just lovely, and I am so glad they are being given the opportunity to discover and develop their talents and love of music. Congratulations on a beautiful recital Kenna and Michal!

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  4. Kristi -

    Wow! Your girls really are musical. Their playing is just beautiful!! And, I'm still in awe of their singing abilities!

    Eliza Grace took lessons but we lost our teacher. I feel terrible that I have not found her another teacher but your girls have inspired me. Thank you Kenna and Michal!!

    Does their teacher use the Suzuki method,a more traditional approach or a combination? Just curious.

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  5. Your girls did excellent! I have played the piano since I was nine and taught private piano for almost twenty years! I was very impressed with your girls!

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