Sunday, 13 July 2014


Alex's music therapy teacher organized a little recital for four of her pupils, including Alex.  We went in with a flexible attitude for success: if he didn't hurry away screaming in protest, we'd call it a win.

Instead, we actually got quite a lovely little performance.  First he did Vivaldi on the xylophone (I'm taking the teacher's word for it, I'm not much of a classical music person.  She could have just had him making up stuff ... but it certainly sounded pretty.)  Then he did a song of his own composition which she called "Boogie Woogie" and it was nice and jazzy.

For a finale, the whole class did "Let It Go" from Frozen.  Alex picked out the bass notes on the piano and did a really good job.

I was impressed with all the kids.  One little guy had trouble with applause and loud noises, so we all practiced our golf claps.  The little girl did a great job singing.  Another little guy did a couple of piano solos. 

It was also nice because I met a fellow mom whom I've been emailing for a few years but have never had the chance to meet in person.  We had a great time visiting and getting to know each other face to face. 

I'm really pleased.  Alex did as well as any other child in a recital, slightly irritated at having to perform but charging through anyway.

I'm calling it a definite win.  A hit out of the park.

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