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.