Last Sunday evening was Mitchell’s spring recital at Cameron University, a four-year university in our town. He is enjoying taking lessons at the Academy of Music where they have many students taking lessons in piano, voice, trumpet, clarinet, flute, oboe and guitar. The recital lasted two hours and included forty-seven different songs! Mitch didn’t play till the end, so the little ones had to be very still and patient while we listened to the other performers. The highlight for the little girls was when a boy, about age five or six, sang the theme song to “Winnie the Pooh”! They loved that one. 🙂

Mitchell played two songs, “Moonlight Sonata” and “Let It Go” from the movie, Frozen. My phone was acting up, so I didn’t get a video of him playing “Moonlight Sonata”. I did, however, record him playing it  at home. The first video is of “Let it Go”, which I thought was “Moonlight Sonata” at first, so I mis-labeled it, sorry!  It cut off near the end, so I re-recorded it after the recital was over so we would have the whole thing. If you want to hear it “live”, watch the first one. If you want to hear the whole song, watch the second one. I believe I’ll be purchasing a camcorder before the next recital. The trouble with my phone was frustrating to say the least. Oh, and the last video is of him playing “Moonlight Sonata” at home.


He forgot to put his jacket on for his first song, “Moonlight Sonata”. I enjoyed using my new zoom lens for this shot.



Lauren took this photo of him playing “Let it Go”. He remembered the jacket for this one!


After it was over, I got a photo of him with this lovely piano.



Mitchell and his teacher, Miss Kathryn Hickman, who is also an instructor at Cameron University.


Mitchell with his certificate of achievement. He was unable to compete i contests this semester, but we hope he can in the fall.

“Let it Go” – live.

“Let it Go”, entire piece after recital.

“Moonlight Sonata”, at home.

Our next recital should feature Lauren and Leslie. Lauren is starting trumpet lessons and Leslie is starting piano this summer.  Thanks for being here.

With love,


3 thoughts on “Mitchell’s Spring Recital

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you shared these since I couldn’t be there in person. Mitchell, you did a great job! Congratulations! Also, you looked very handsome. I am very proud of the hard work you have done to develop the talent God has given you.


  2. Kerstin ellsworth says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog. This one in particular brought back many memories. We too spend many hours attending recitals she. Our daughter Janina was a student at the Academy of Music, a long time ago. She played piano at Bethel for a little while before our move and has been one of the piano players at our church here in CA for the past ten years. What a blessing to see these photos!


    1. Thanks so much for the comment, Kerstin! Mitchell plays occasionally for our church. We are hoping he will be able to develop his hymn playing along with his other music. We want him to use it for the Lord. I hope to get to meet you someday. 🙂


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