Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Piano Holidays

Last month, I was emailing with a friend and told them that I was taking violin/fiddle lessons along with the kids. They replied, "I'm jealous that you can manage to get your kids to do an activity with you."

Well, with my overbearing Suzuki parenting method, they have no choice. So I replied, "The piano/violin is not without much coercion on my part (i.e. lots of screaming and crying at times). But sometimes it is all worth it."

Dova is a natural performer and wanted to provide the intro herself.  "Hello everyone. Tonight we're playing the song Silent Night.  I will be playing an octave higher.  And glad you have a good Christmas.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!"  She's even charming when asking to start over.  Not camera shy at all, this one.

Adam, with one more year of piano playing under his belt, whips off the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker.  Adam is opposite from Dova when it comes to performing, I have to pull teeth to get him to speak on camera.  And he is super hard on himself, despite the fine performance.

Hope these videos bring a smile to your face as they do to mine.  Happy Holidays everyone!


Karmyn R said...

Adam is doing wonderfully for a year! I hope he keeps it up. He has a nice light touch on the keys!

And good job to Dova too!

Merry Christmas.

Karen the Californian said...

Love how he says "Hi" at the end. Reminds me of my daughter, who does the SAME thing!

And great job on the piano, Adam!