Emily has really surprised me these past few months and has done amazingly well. Her former teacher thought her hands were too small so we took a break, they haven't grown much but she's worked really hard.
Here she is playing, 'Girl' it's a song by John Lenon but this arrangement was done by David Lanz. Makenna played, 'before the last leaf falls," also an arrangement by David Lanz. It was pretty long and took her awhile to learn it and for those who know Makenna, I'm happy to report these past 5 months have been complaint free (at least about piano). She was really scared, her words, before playing but she got up to the piano and did awesome!
Lindsay played, 'tarantella' by Albert Pieczonka, edited by Lynn Freeman Olson. This is a fast, upbeat song which is usually not Lindsay's favorite kind but she loved this song and only took a few weeks to learn it (it's 8 pages). She has really thrown herself into it and has learned several arrangements of hymns these past 5 months too, she even played in Sacrament meeting this past Sunday.
Here are the 3 girls after the recital. I love that they are developing such a great talent.
Lindsay, Emily and Kenna with their teacher, Jeni Cutts.
It was a fun night and the girls all did great! I keep telling Kenna that Jeni will have her up in Sacrament meeting in no time! Jeni is in our wards primary presidency and she's already told Emily she'll have her play prelude in a few months : ) I'm all for it. I think it's good for them to be able to play in front of people and the more they do it, the more comfortable they'll be playing for others! They get to take the summer off and this fall, Ali will join them! Way to go girls, keep working hard!