Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ian's Recital....

I cant go on enough about the music program at Ian's school. Maybe it is normal for schools in other places to have a piano program in their curriculum but I've never heard of it. In our school district, Ian's school is the only one to have this program. Starting in 2nd grade they get piano lessons once a week and each student gets to work at his/her own skill level. Not only do they have a big Grand Piano but they also have several electric pianos with headphones so the kids can all practice their pieces. At the end of each semester they give a recital. They have to introduce themselves before hand and announce the name of the piece they have of the kids in the class got up and announced that autographs would be available after the performance if we were interested! I thought that was pretty clever.

I wish that Ian would want to take lessons again outside of this program but as much as he enjoys what he is learning, he doesn't want to take anymore.

I would also love to put him in some type of voice class....a children's choir perhaps. He has a wonderful voice and I would like to see it develop more. But, I don't want to push him into something and then have him hate it. His interest right now lies in Tae Kwon Do...wonder how long that will last! ha ha. Without further is a video of Ian's song. Its kinda long....and slow....but watch him count with precision. So cute.

Ian Playing the theme to Jurassic Park by John Williams:


Alisha said...

Great job Ian. Piano is one of those talents you can use the rest of your life. I love how he is counting the entire piece!

pete/chris whipple said...

That is so wonderful! loved his animated movement..keep it up Ian, it's in your genes!