Sunday, November 23, 2008

On A Positive Note

Today Richie had his very first piano recital! I have to say, I was a bit nervous for him. Those of you who know me well are aware that I had a few issues with stage fright in college (I was a music major). Those of you who know me really well or perhaps went to college with me, know that the term "a few issues" is probably an understatement.

You see, I had a very poor experience performing in a recital as a child. It may have scarred me a bit. As did the fourth grade spelling bee. But I digress. Now, I'm no psychologist, but I'm pretty sure that my poor recital experience was the root of the stage fright I experienced in college. And naturally, as my life came full circle today I found myself hoping and praying that Richie's first recital experience would be a POSITIVE one. I'm so happy and thankful to report that it turned out to be exactly that! In celebration, I have posted some pictures and a video of his performance here for your viewing pleasure!

Here's Richie chatting with his teacher Dr. H (we love him!) before the performance.

Here is a sweet picture of Richie with his friend Molly as they wait to perform!


At the piano with Dr. H...they played a duet.


Concentrating hard...

And now for the bow...how cute is that?

Finally, here is a video of the performance...it's only 41 seconds long so you may as well indulge me ;-)



Fantastic job, Richie! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!

31 comments:

Leslie said...

So precious!

Teresa said...

Love it! That was great and he did a fantastic job! No wonder you are such proud parents! YAY!

Rich said...

Yeah, We are proud. Dr. H… is AMAZING and Richie just LOVES music. I hope this is the beginning of a lifetime of musical joy for him. Yeah, so maybe a comparison with Mozart is a bit premature. After all, Mozart was writing music by age 7. Bur hey, Mozart didn't have PS2.

Congrats, Richie! [And to his mommy and daddy]

Janelle said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!!! I would have loved to see that in person. Next time, right?

Linda Z said...

That was a great 41 seconds!! Good job! :)

Abigail said...

Awww, how sweet! Richie was GREAT!

Leah in Iowa said...

So, so cute! As a piano teacher, you can give him my heartiest congratulations on a job well done!

BethAnne said...

Consider me impressed --- he plays well....I see concerts in his future......(this coming from the girl who quit piano the first week of lessons)

Shelley said...

That was AWESOME!!! I got a little teary eyed watching that. They're just growing up so fast...sigh. He played so SO well! I am so proud of him! I can't wait to tell him that in person!

Becoming Me said...

That is soooo sweet

Teresa said...

WOW!! Richie did great!! :) And it was fun to see Rich crawling around on the floor trying to get the perfect pictures. (Which I see that he did by this post!!) :) Congrats!!! :)

The Small Scribbler said...

I love the bow... and Rich's comment about PS2.

Kate

Carissa said...

congrats to richie! the pics are DARLING!!

Kara said...

How cute is he? I did the piano recital thing when I was little too and always had that nauseous "I have to go to the bathroom" feeling for hours before I performed. You must be so proud momma. He was such a little professional!!!

Fran said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!

I know you are oh so proud.
Hugs,
Fran

Jennifer said...

Very cute!
I was also a music major! Which college did you go to?

Have a good day!
http://jennifer-asag.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

So sweet! Good job Richie!

mark&beth said...

Awesome job, Richie!! You've got talent from your parents! :)
Alana, your boys are so sweet. Glad it all went well.

Laney-Lou said...

Oh I remember the days of recitals...so nerve racking. BUT HE DID AWESOME!!!!!! I wouldn't put it past Richie though...he's so confident...and DARN cute!!!

WAY TO GO RICHIE!!!!!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

That was awesome! I remember the days of piano recitals, and that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach. He did great...and I loved the picture of the bow!

Xandra

Darlene R. said...

Great job, Richie! You did awesome.

All three of mine will be playing on Dec 21st. My nerves will be overloaded!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I loved all 41 seconds of that and only wished it had been longer! I get so excited when I see little ones playing the piano...I started when I was 4 and I think it is such a great thing. He is stinkin' adorable.

Growin' with it! said...

aww, loved it! he is purdy dern great.

Denise said...

YEAH!!!
he did fabulous!

i get nervous when my kids have their piano recitals. they practice and practice, i have heard them perform it perfectly a zillion times. for their sake i just want them to nail it!

Gray Matters said...

BRAVO!

Rochelle said...

Wow!! He plays wonderfully!! That was awesome!!

Lynn said...

That is a HUGE accomplishment!!! I hated piano recitals! I loved playing, but I would get SOOOO nervous! Good job!

Mary Frances said...

Awww!!! Thats soooooooooo cute!!! He did great! You must be such a proud mamma!!! Well I just thought I would drop by! I have posted several new stores since you were last on my blog so come check them out!
God bless!
Mary

Tiffani said...

SOOO proud of Richie...what a great job!!!

Hope your holiday was fantastic and can't wait to catch up soon!

Heather C said...

Aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... perfect! Great job, Richie!

Sara Carmichael said...

I see a budding Mozart here...no, seriously! Great job, Richie!! :) Precious!!!!