The big event in the life of our new pianist, Alex, was Tuesday, May 24th...recital night! Yes, after 9 months of lessons, it was time to perform for an audience of family, friends, and some unfamiliar faces. He did so well! And, in his words, "I didn't make any mistakes!" you find the best way to sum up how he felt about his performance.
This recital almost didn't take place.
He had other plans.
He wanted drum lessons.
I am not against drum lessons.
But, I, looking at a bigger picture, had a different goal in mind for my then 7 year old son. I wanted him to take piano lessons.
We had to compromise.
However, I can honestly say that after one lesson he was hooked and hasn't looked back since! He never had to be reminded to practice. He'd go and sit at our keyboard on his own off and on throughout the day almost everyday of the week.