Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Piano Recital - Feb. 22, 2013

Makenna has really improved her piano playing.  She's getting more confident, but also more frustrated with it.  She expects to get the notes right the first time and gets very upset and frustrated when she doesn't.  I keep trying to tell her that in all things, not just piano, that it takes time and practice.  I keep trying to tell her that she didn't know how to walk, or feed herself, or brush her teeth right away but all those things took practice and patience. 

She's so happy when she gets the piece down.  The only thing is that she tries to memorize the piece, which for now, is easy to do but she really needs to look at the notes and follow where she's at.  I guess I just have to be patient with that.  I feel like I talk to her about piano like I'm some expert when truth be told, I never took piano lessons, I just now how to read the top line of music - to an extent.  So when she starts getting into harder things, then I won't be able to help her.  I try to listen in on her lessons so I have somewhat of an understanding.  OR I might just have to start taking lessons myself at some point!  Wouldn't that be a novel idea?

Here's some pictures and again I'll have to go digging around for the video on Chris's computer and attach it later at some point:

Her in her new pretty dress that she picked out on-line (and has MAYBE worn once since!)  It's so pretty and she loved it - which she would wear it more before it doesn't fit any longer!!!

 With her piano teacher Kate - who gave all the kids certificates and "Symphony" bars - how appropriate!

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