Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Violin Spectacular!

While we were in Arkansas, we went to a children's violin concert at the local library with our friends. The recital was kind of like a tipping point for us and the boys decided that they definitely wanted to learn to play the violin and I was convinced we (as a family) could take on the commitment of lessons now. They've been talking about learning some instruments off and on for some months now and I decided to go with the fervor of interest expressed and start lessons.

I happen to have a Suzuki Violin teaching friend. She is awesome with young kids (has 3 of her own!) and is an amazing Violinist as well. She was happy to help us start learning the violin (or the violin game, as it is sometimes called in her house). That was last month.

This month was her students' recital at the local library and while the boys are not ready to perform on their own, they happily participated in the finale song where everyone played Twinkle Variation A. (They played the rhythm on the E string, we aren't quite to fingerings.) Plus they got these awesome violin t-shirts to wear! Dinoguy counted down the hours on the clock all morning until it was time to leave for the recital. Trainboy came up to me afterward and said "Mommy I did it!" They are proud of their accomplishment, (as are we!) as playing with the group on the rhythm (practicing with a CD recording) took a lot of practicing. They are excellent practicers, and we have had a lot of fun learning all about Violins!

Here is the video of the boys violin debuts! :)

Same video, youtube version for better quality?


mariann and Tory said...

That is awesome! Tell them they did a great job!!

Stephanie said...

Awesome! I loved it!
The violin is one of my top three favorites! (flutes and guitar are the others).

Well done!


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