Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Recital and a First Job

A couple of months ago, when I found out Portia had a cello recital coming up, I asked Bianca if she wanted to earn a couple bucks. If she practiced the piano accompaniment for the pieces Portia's playing and then play at the recital, I'd pay her $20. She immediately began practicing. I looked at this as a win-win, Bianca gets to experience accompanying (in case she ever wants to do that as a part-time job in her teens) and I don't have to get nervous and play in front of anyone. The recital was this weekend, and it went pretty well. Portia played French Folk Song and O Come Little Children (see video below).

video

I think they both handled the stress well. And it's nice to be able to sit back and watch, instead of fretting about having to use my meagre piano skills in front of others.

Portia had to play these same songs at Federation on Saturday. I told Bianca that if she'd accompany her again, I'd throw in another $5. She's on board!

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