Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Oh, How Far They Have Come
Well, my kids keep marching on with violin and viola. I think this was their best recital yet. They both played really well. It is interesting and I have probably talked about this before but I am amazed at the journey we have taken together.
It didn't seem that long ago that my kids first picked up a violin. They were 4 1/2 years old. Zach could only hold it in playing position about 2 minutes and then he was wiped out, crumpled over. Raef had a very short attention span and it was difficult to get through all of our practice tasks successfully. There were many times when I seriously considered quitting, but we just kept trudging on week after week.
Then when I sat there and listened to them play their pieces with the accompanist, I was overwhelmed. I couldn't believe how far they have come. They can both play an instrument beautifully. I seriously almost cried.
Here you go...