Leslie Anne began taking piano lessons in June of 2014. She had the opportunity to play in a piano competition this past March. Since she has been playing for less than a year, we didn’t have really high hopes that she would win. We knew it would be good for her to get out there and try though. She was the only one in her division in our district, so she automatically advanced to the playoffs! This meant she would go on to play in the state competition in Ada, Oklahoma, on April 11th!

Here is her playoff performance on March 28, 2015:

We have kids doing all kinds of things these days! I had to take Lauren to her driver’s ed class the same day that Leslie was going to Ada for her piano competition. Terry drove her the four hours round trip to compete. She did not place, but she performed her piece beautifully. As her teacher said, “She represented Lawton very well.” That made me smile.

I snapped a photo of her on her big day.


All of the district finalists were allowed to perform at a recital in a lovely historic home downtown. Leslie was one of about 23 performers that evening. Here she is her final performance of “Pyramid Power”:


Leslie and her teacher, Miss Hickman.

We enjoyed seeing our shy little Leslie face new challenges and receive encouragement for her efforts. All of our talents are to be honed and perfected so that we may honor the Lord. Our hope is to do just that with our lives.

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6 thoughts on “Leslie and the Competition

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Yea, Leslie! She did so well! I am very proud of her, and I appreciate the efforts that you and Terry put forth to offer your children opportunities to learn, to grow, and to develop their talents and interests. I am so happy that you shared these videos.
    P.S. She looked as beautiful as ever. She has a smile that melts hearts.


  2. mrskinsey says:

    Great job, Leslie! I will show this to my mom. She loves to watch children playing the piano!


  3. Melanie Pledger says:

    Way to go, Leslie!!!! I am so proud of you. Keep up the great work.


  4. Kathy says:

    She is so beautiful! I think she has a real touch for the piano. She’ll be a future pianist for the church 😀


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