Piano Recital

Excuse my lack of posts, work and poison ivy are kicking my butt. The work thing I think I have a handle on though. We’re caught up to the middle of next week, and if we stay caught up, we won’t have to work any more OT for a while. That’s my plan, anyway!

Yesterday, Mom and I went to a piano recital for a teacher she would like to have teach her through the Eastman School of Music. It was great being in the audience for one of these things, for I have been one of those nervous students who for years had to play in front of groups of people I didn’t know. All I can say is, oh my, these students are getting some great education, and there are some really gifted students, too. First up were three sisters, all of 8, 7 and 6, who played the piano, violin and cello, respectively. Here you can see the piano and what I called the world’s smallest cello. Oh, I wish you could have seen these little girls perform. This photo is off-center because I didn’t want people in my photo.

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More than half of the students played from memory, which is awesome. And I also noted that the songs they played are like the ones I begged my piano teacher to let me play when I was taking lessons. Boogie woogie, ragtime and jazz tunes. I am so happy for these students, because I had to find and play these types of things on my own. My piano lessons were all about scales and classical music, which is okay to a point, but what kept me interested in that when I wanted to play other things, too? That was one of the reasons why I stopped them and took up downhill skiing.

Here’s a cool window in the building we were in for the recital yesterday. I got bored waiting for it to begin, so I started taking photos of *everything* in sight!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mon@rch
    Oct 01, 2007 @ 22:46:25

    Poison Ivy, broken finger nails, uggg! Love these pictures and very cool those students were able to play that way! To play from memory must be talent.

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  2. jayne
    Oct 02, 2007 @ 06:52:03

    How fun to hear them play so well! Hope the poison ivy is improving Pam. ;c)

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  3. Ruth
    Oct 02, 2007 @ 07:53:52

    The window shot is impressive with wonderful perspective. I hated piano recitals and was a nervous participant. I took piano lessons as an adult, and worked much harder than I did when my mother made me do them.

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  4. Mary
    Oct 02, 2007 @ 15:04:59

    I always admired my friends who played piano, especially when they had recitals. I would have been trembling!

    I hope your poison and your finger is healing, Pam.

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  5. Barbara
    Oct 02, 2007 @ 22:27:54

    Your Mom will be getting piano lessons, how awesome.

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  6. Sherry
    Oct 05, 2007 @ 18:15:05

    Lovely photos! The window is stunning.
    Sherry

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