Brock had his Spring piano recital on Sunday, and he did very well. His teacher gave him a more challenging piece than he had for Christmas. It is called "Sonatina". He was so excited to perform at Christmas, since he had his piece mastered and memorized, but since this piece was more complicated and much longer he was kind of nervous. After some comforting and assurance that everyone makes mistakes and it is OK if he messes up a few notes, he felt better and went up with a smile. But of course, I fumbled around a bit and didn't get recording until about 5 seconds into his song. Sorry - someday I'll get it right!
Brock signed himself up for his school's talent show, he filled out the form at school, so it was completely his idea. I am so happy that he likes to perform! I was so debilitatingly shy as a child, I NEVER would have considered it. Anyway, his paper was cute, under "other members of group" Brock wrote "myself". Anyway, he chose one of his favorite peices from his lesson book, called "Indian Song". (i think i posted him playing that song at home on my blog already)He had to audition...but I doubt they told any of the kids they couldn't perform. Perhaps it was to weed out any jokers or inappropriate performances. He was a little shakey at first but then got his groove and even looks at me and smiles while playing. His little classmates were so sweet and told him he was the best of the whole show. The talent show was so fun, there were a lot of Taylor Swift songs sung, a boy who did tricks on a bogo sticks, yo-yo-ers, Irish dancers, Tae Kwan Do-ers and a 5th grader totally rocked out "Sweet Home Alabama" on his electric guitar...he was so good! So of course, that is Brock next idea for music.
(Mr. Kaus is the elementary music teacher sitting behind the piano.)