Friday, May 16, 2014

Eliana's First Recital

Tonight Eliana played in her very first recital. She's been learning to play the violin in music class all year, so when the annual spring recital announcement went out, Eliana was excited to join in! She spoke to her teacher about playing, then spoke to the principal to see if she could borrow one of the school's violins the evening of the recital since she doesn't have her own violin. She had already ironed out these details by the time she asked me if she could be in the recital. She was ready! My stipulation was that she needed to practice at home if she wanted to play for others, so we borrowed a too-small-for-them-but-just-right-for-Eliana violin from friends. Eliana practiced every day for two weeks. She planned to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." As it turns out, so did two of her classmates. They joined forces and formed a trio: Eliana and Brady played voilin while Tjabe accompanied them on piano. They practiced a couple times together, then performed at the rectial tonight. Here are the fruits of their labor:

Way to go, Tjabe, Eliana, and Brady! We are proud of you!!