Today was Alexis’ very first violin recital, where she plays a piece that she has polished all by herself! We were all so excited to hear here. The kids all sat on the bench in the order they were to play in. Alexis was towards the beginning. She didn’t seem nervous at all. I love how brave she is in everything she does. I decided I wanted to accompany her on the piano for her recital, since we had been practicing it together the whole time. I think I was definitely more nervous that she was, even though it was a simple and easy piece to play.
Her teacher and her agreed upon Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. She knows about 9 songs right now, but that one was the closest to being the best at the time they were choosing songs. She says she just loves that song! She really gets into it! She sways a bit with the music as she plays this sweet lullaby. I was coaching Steven on how to record this with my camera, but when Ben decided he needed to use the restroom just as the recital was about to begin. My mom was sitting next to me, so I tried to show her how to use it… I think it would have been better to give her my camera phone to record it, but I didn’t think of that at the time. No offense to my mom, I love her, but it …uh yeah…
Anyways, Steven made it back in time to sneak into the back and listen before moving up front again with us. We then listened to the rest of the amazing and talented students performing. Looking back at a family talent show where Alexis played this, we could definitely see the improvement of how she held the violin up better, how all the notes sounded out beautifully, and how she was much more confident. We were very proud of her hard work on this.
As you can tell we had a real close seat. She would always look back and smile at us and we would smile and wink back.
Ben was getting ready to go home, by about the middle of it.