He'd watched his three sisters perform in their piano recital for a few years now but it was finally his turn. When Mrs. Anger called him up to the large instrument to be the first to play for the audience that afternoon, I wondered how he'd respond. His face left a lasting imprint on my mind as my brave, five year-old boy marched to the front with his music book under his arm, grinning big. He took his time getting settled at the piano--just for show--and his grandpa, who remembered his son's similar confidence, broke the silence. Grandpa sarcastically called out in the quiet room, "Take your time, Oliver." We had a good laugh. Finally, he was ready, but Mrs. Anger had to remind him not to sit on his knees--a trait he inherited from his mom and sisters.I would love to say his playing took my breath away, but the plunking and pausing was music to my ears in that way only a mother could love. Not surprisingly, a few others paid some big compliments later ;)
"Sandman's Lullaby" and "The Swing"--my favourite, from my piano book when I was in grade one!
"Take Me Out To The Ballgame" and "Puff The Magic Dragon"
"My Favourite Things" and "The Village Dance"
I pray these children will always recognize their talents as a gift from their Creator, given for a purpose--to worship and glorify Him and to lead others to His Son. Having a wonderful teacher who believes the same, is a rare blessing. We love you, Beth Anger!