Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Piano Party 2011

Those of you who know me through quilting may be unaware of another part of my life - the music part! I am a piano teacher, and have around 20 students! I also work full-time in an office, but that's not as fun as teaching!
Every December, I host a small piano "party" for the kids, here at home. It is a mini-recital, where they each perform a Christmas piece that we have been working on. It is just for each other, no parents invited! After they all perform, we have some juice and cookies, and they are picked up. The whole thing takes only 45 minutes, but they really look forward to it. As do I!

Aren't they a good-looking group? As you can see, not everyone was able to attend this year - I have it on the last day of school, and some have already left town for the holidays - but we still had fun! Seen above, left to right, front row: Katie, Becky, and Madi. Middle row, left to right: Lucas, Kyeon, Miles, and Jill. Back row, left to right: Tyler, myself, Ian, Emery, Ella, and Will.

It is so fun to see these kids grow up. They are all delightful kids and it is my pleasure to teach them. Yay Christmas piano party 2011!

2 comments:

beth said...

What a great looking bunch!!! What a good idea! Not as stressful as a recital...yet they're able to play for each other. I love it!

Sujata said...

Chris,
I miss those recitals. Kavita and her friends did one every year. Mike, her teacher found ways to arrange a recital and I am so thankful for him!
I bet those kids of yours look forward to this party every year! It is nice to get all the parents involved but there is nothing like a no fuss musical fun with your students.
Enjoy your family, friends and loved ones even more this year! Happy New Year!