Monday, December 29, 2014

'Tis the season...

...for rehearsals and concerts!

First was Jaan's piano concert. His teacher has been very sick for most of this month, so he has been studying with another teacher, while preparing for this. He wasn't happy with the piece she had him play, because it was way too easy for him. However, I told him that meant he could certainly play it without mistakes, and, of course, he did. He also sang two songs with the rest of the piano students who study with these two teachers. Here is one of those songs, followed by his turn at the piano:

The whole group and the teacher
Presents from Ded Moroz
Next was the children's choir, singing at the Christmas service at church. That wasn't quite a concert, but it required just as much time and commitment and even more rehearsals for Raia and Asya, their teachers, and all their friends. This is just one of the songs they sang:

(Raia is in the back row at one end, and Asya is in the front on the other.)

Then we had Raia's first music school concert. She did really well, too! Starting older makes such a difference.

Ded Moroz!
This time, when the kids started calling Ded Moroz, the school's little dog came running in first. Everyone thought that was hilarious.

He even had something for Bogdan!

Raia and her teacher


Mom said...

This is wonderful! Thank you for letting us "attend" these concerts. We love you.

Baba Julie said...

Again, BRAVO!!! to all! Wonderful work, lovely ladies and gentlemen! (Especially our very talented and hard working granddaughters and grandson!) Love y'all!