Mitchell had his first recital in Oklahoma last night!
Lauren has taken a break from lessons, and sadly, she was still too sick to even get to be at his recital. I am thankful I could record it, not only for myself and our family far away, but for Lauren. The video below is missing the beginning! I thought my phone was all ready to record, but it wasn’t, thus causing the delay.
After we listened to the 25 other kids play their pieces, and after the cookies, I had Mitch play it through again, so I could get the whole thing.
He also played the harmony of “Deck the Halls” with an ensemble. He had never practiced with them before, and he’d had to memorize the music in class. He never even got to bring the music home! He worked very hard on the tempo and his teacher was very impressed with the job he did. I didn’t post the video because it was hard to hear his part. The audience sang along and it drowned out a lot of his music.
He had a great time and even told his teacher he’d like to play a recital every month! 😀 She told him that would be fine if he would organize it! 😉
We miss our piano teacher in Arkansas so much. She was more than a teacher, she was a friend to our family. I am thankful that Mitchell (and hopefully all of the kids) can continue their music training here in Oklahoma. He sure does love it!