Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sophia's First Piano Recital

Sophia's first piano recital was tonight. She's been taking lessons every Tues. since September. I'd seen recordings of her playing that her teacher, Mrs. Kay, records for the parents. But had never seen her play in person. You can't always tell what she's playing and many times, doesn't play the whole song by herself. But I have to say, I was really proud of her tonight. I mean, getting up in front of a bunch of people, most who you don't even know....sends chills down my spine. I hate that kinda stuff.
Sophia was getting really nervous before the performance began. Here she is with her PK buddies Thomas (center) and Cale (right). Cale says he's going to marry Sophia.

In fact, she was getting so nervous, that I had to push her towards the stage when it was her turn. I was so afraid she was just going to cry and "shut down". But to my amazement, and with a little coaxing from Mrs. Kay, she played her little heart out.

Sophia was too shy to introduce herself or her song so Mrs. Kay did it for her. She played E-I-E-I-O and D Chord.

The PK students played on this keyboard because that's what they use at their lessons at Ms. Melanie's house. Mrs. Kay's other students who come to her house, played on a regular piano.

She was really brave and finished both pieces. I was surprised when Mrs. Kay was telling us that all the PK students can read music, even Sophia (she's the youngest). Mrs. Kay must be a really good teacher. Sophia loves her and playing the piano, so that's all that really matters.

Lucky for us, the PK students and parents got to leave right after all 8 PK students played. So we didn't have to sit through the entire recital.

And thanks to her cheering section filled with Aunt Robin, cousin Koby, cousin Will, Nana and Paw-Paw. We love you and glad you came!


Joanne said...

How great that she already learning how to play and can read the music! What talent! Way to go brave Sophia!

Allison said...

That is greatness! I can't wait for the video... you must have been floating on air while watching her!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Totally impressive that she got up in front of all those people. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

That is incredible..the whole package! The progress and the performance! I'm doing a standing ovation as I type!! Yeah Sophia!

Anonymous said...

Glad we were able to come!! She did great!!

Janelle's Little Blog said...

That. Is. Amazing. Yay, Sophia! Would you play for me some time? :)