Saturday, December 15, 2007

More Christmas Music

Last night the kids had their Christmas piano recital. Each of them played a solo and then a duet with their teacher, Miss Kim. They did a fabulous job, and their father was amazed, because he has come in on many a lunch break to hear them plunking away at these Christmas carols and promptly headed as far away from the noise music as he could get. It has been a busy month around here in the music department.

John Mark and I played a duet together too! It was my first time playing for an audience since music finals in college, and definitely the first time John Mark and I have tried anything like this. The piece was at the limit of his ability right now, but we had fun working on it together, with just the occasional squabble. The actual recital was a nerve-wracking experience, but we plowed through and if our critics can be believed, no one heard our mistakes. And that's all that counts, right?

Afterward, Kim and her husband Harish hosted a Christmas dinner for all the kids and their families in the church fellowship hall. Her studio, made up of almost all homeschoolers, now has 17 students- 19, if you count me and fellow mom Marcia, who also began taking lessons from Kim this year. It was a big difference from the little recital with three families which was held in Kim's living room last December! We had a wonderful time, and I am so relieved that it is over.

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