Bookworm just completed her third year of piano lessons. I can't believe how the time is flying!
I think that Elizabeth Bennett would say that Bookworm plays "quite well." Mrs. D, her piano teacher, commented to me about the amount of practice Bookworm puts in each week as compared to her other 9 year old students, but I chalk it up as another blessing of homeschooling. Piano practice is a part of Bookworm's daily routine, just like arithmetic or language arts. Missing practice doesn't happen very often because Bookworm has made practice a habit. She actually loves to practice! (Especially if Mommy leaves her alone and doesn't critique her efforts.)
We never pressured Bookworm to take lessons. She has just always loved the piano and had a desire to learn. I'm so very glad that she has chosen to put her focus on playing an instrument that can be used to serve the Lord instead of putting all her effort into sports like I did when I was growing up. Looking back, I would much rather have developed a talent that I could use throughout my life to bring glory to God and bless others with.
Bookworm's spring recital was just a few nights ago, and the whole family enjoyed the performances given by all of the students. Bookworm played three selections: What A Friend -Converse, Horse Drawn Carriage -Faber, and You Are My All in All -Jerrigan.
I wanted to share some of the pictures from the recital, but, horror of horrors! I accidentally deleted them from the camera! I'll have to post them when my mom sends me copies of the ones she took. Until then, here's a look at the lovely roses Bookworm received after the recital. She can't wait to dry them and use them in a crafty project.
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