Sunday, May 2, 2010

Piano Party

video

Carter began studying piano a few months ago and he performed in his first recital today. His teacher, Rachel, wisely pitched the event as a "piano party" at her house. Formal recitals, like those at which Erik performed for many years as a child, are wonderful and challenging events. But, with the low stress of the party, Carter experienced no stage fright - bounding up to the piano to play "Old MacDonald." The video is above; below you see him relaxing after completing his piece.

3 comments:

Grandpa said...

Cool playing, Carter. What was that funny sound you made part way through your Old McDonald?

Kristin said...

Wonderful and challenging? I HATED playing in those recitals. Remember the order was based on how good you were?! That's a big part of why I quite playing.

Erik, Lea, and Carter Herron said...

It was good to be challenged to perfect a piece and formally play it in front of a crowd. I was always nervous, but it was a good experience (certainly in retrospect). I recall the order primarily as driven by age, which was highly correlated to skill. However, (perceived) skill was a factor as it was not solely based on age.