Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Piano Update

Piano is as much of our life every week as skiing is for us in the throws of winter. It's an every day, every week exciting family adventure. Everyone is in lessons except me but with my Sugar Creek rehearsals, I'd say our family is pretty much steeped in music. What a gift that is to me to watch it all unfold before me. Had I listed the dreams for our family 5 years ago, I would have never thought to incorporate music into that and yet here we are.

Aeneas is really taking off and as long as we can get him on songs he likes he will work tirelessly until he gets something. He's the no no nonsense piano player. If he doesn't like it, he's not going to work on it! He's been learning the Star Wars theme song and is looking forward to the LOTR for next week. And's really getting in to making up his own songs like Patrick as well. I think he's pretty proud of himself overall. We are certinly proud of him!

Patrick this week performed in the Student Recital as part of the Bach Festival hosted by 3rd Avenue Arts and held at St. Marks. He was fantastic and although I didn't get his performance on video, I did capture him practicing at the church earlier in the week.

You can see the beautiful Harpsichord that is donated for the festival and Scott the Director of the Festival! The festival hosts live concerts and box lunches over the lunch hour every day this week. Gabrielle, their piano teacher, came to support Patrick with his performance along with a number of our other friends. The sanctuary was standing room only. I've never seen it so packed. Durango has quite a collection of talented little musicians. Watch out world!

Working out the kinks before the concert.

Since we only have a keyboard at home, one of the benefits to living on campus is that there are numerous practice rooms right across the street from us. We went over to the college to practice a few times this last week. It's hard to just go over the same piece again and again so I told Patrick to just play whatever to take a break from the Musette and then we can come back to it. This is what he played, totally new and unknown to me. 

My reaction was something like, "Where in the world did that come from?!?" 
He says, "I made it up."
"When? I had no idea you were working on something new!" 
He says, "Shoot. I should have saved it for your birthday. I've been doing it with the headphones on."

No comments:

Post a Comment