And here she is playing with the other cellists during Cello Day at UVU this fall.
Since I've started working, Eric and I have both been working with Portia on her cello practice. I take about 20 minutes before school and work, practicing new Suzuki pieces and scales. She's finishing up Book 3 soon. Eric does note-reading and Suzuki review with Portia when she gets home from school. Practice is not always easy but I think she knows we're spending the time with her doing it for her own good. Here is one of our not-so-good days but I thought it was kind of beautiful the way Portia's tear is running down the cello. She was probably arguing with me when I was making her re-do something she didn't play quite right. Am I crazy to spend so much time on this? Probably, but she really is learning a ton and progressing so fast!