As summer draws near, another year of music lessons comes to a close. A few weeks ago I had the treat of hosting a recital with my students at a nearby nursing home. We even had the last-minute surprise of playing on their grand piano! On a personal note, both kids performed confidently and they were pleased [...]
One of the joys of spring break… …time for a family “jam session” involving the keyboard, the piano, the trumpet, the violin, dancing, and singing!
In December, Nathan finished learning the final song in Suzuki Book 1. We were able to celebrate his achievement with a special recital just before Christmas. Nathan played his way through the whole book (some pieces MUCH better than others!), connected by a simple story that I read in between songs. He and I even [...]
As part of my birthday week, we were able to go see Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Boulder Dinner Theater. Than and I hadn’t been there since before Nathan was born, so it was fun to go back with kids in tow. Both kids were very excited, and both enjoyed the show very much, [...]
Whew! For the first time ever, our whole family was involved in Vacation Bible School together. Of course, Than is always in the middle of the action. Nathan has gone for a few years and continues to enjoy being with his friends and seeing what excitement dad has generated next! This was Katya’s first time. [...]
Here are the photos from the music camp part of our Beaver Creek trip. This is the second time Nathan has gone as a student to the Colorado Suzuki Institute, and the fourth time I have gone. The teachers are excellent and I learn SO much from watching them teach. Nathan also learns a lot, [...]
Now that Katya is four years old, she was able to have her first piano lesson. She plays for fun quite frequently and often listens to lessons from her basement, so I thought she would be excited to begin. When I told her the day for lessons was approaching, however, she told me she couldn’t [...]
It’s about time for Katya to start official piano lessons. Or perhaps she already knows how to play… If she can do it in gloves and sunglasses, she’s a better musician than I am!!
I think Christmas Eve is a good day to post Christmas Pageant photos, as we remember especially the story of the first Christmas and look forward with hope to Christ’s second coming. Both kids were in the pageant this year, so that meant a fun but crazy evening of making sure everyone was in the [...]