Natalie began taking piano this past August. We recognized that she had some musical abilities and decided to see how she would like it. Much to our delight she loves it. And I mean LOVES it. Her teacher asked them to practice every day for 100 days, I wasn’t sure how she would do with that challenge, but she took the challenge and not only did she complete it but she made a goal to practice every single day of 2012.
And, best of all, her practice is paying off. I haven’t been able to get the video to upload to my computer, but she did so well at her recital. Hardly a mistake at all and didn’t seem to be one bit nervous. She played “Do Re Mi” from sound of music, “It’s a Small World” and “The Copy Song.”
If you haven’t heard of “The Copy Song” it’s because Natalie wrote it herself! It is so cute. We weren’t sure how she’d do with writing her own song, but her teacher asked her to. So, one night while I was gone Anthony told her to go work on it and when she came back she had the cutest little song that made sense and sounded good! She called it “The Copy Song” because the right hand would play something and the left hand would then copy it. I will save that piece of music forever.
She had so much fun at the recital and so her love piano only increased. I hope she sticks with it because she really does have musical talent to go with it. We are so proud of her!