Yesterday’s Studio Recital – AMAZING Students!
All I can say is….WOW! Where are these kids each week when they drag their feet into their lesson? Every single one of them rose to an unprecedented level yesterday in my studio recital at Resurrection Lutheran in Dublin, CA. One item of note: there wasn’t a single Sonatina on the program! YES! There were my younger and newer recruits to be sure, but even they played inexplicably well. It’s truly amazing what an ounce of pressure can do to a young student. Case in point: I played a simple duet with one of my youngest, fearing that the highly unrhythmic eighth-notes would disrupt an otherwise satisfying little performance. To my astonishment, each time this series of eighths came round, she played them PERFECTLY in time. Now I ask you – how does that even happen?
My question to so many of them afterwards was, “Where did THAT come from?!” They seemed to look back at me with an expression that said, “What?….I’m just bein’ a kid.”
Anyway, I just wanted to let all of them and everyone else reading this know that each and every one of them played like a little artist yesterday. Oh, proud teacher am I.
As I told them at the end of my closing remarks yesterday, if they could practice HALF as diligently throughout the year as they do the week prior to a recital, I would have a busload of little Horowitzes running around here!