Our piano recital will be in May this year. So right now we are in the middle of practicing our pieces. Wesley's, Kate's and Sophia's songs are stretching them in good ways, although two of them might not agree. ;)
We find that they do excellently with hands separate; but once we try to put hands together, it requires brain muscle that is not fully developed yet. It's been awesome (and sometimes frustrating) to see (because I tend to get emotionally involved).
Wes denied my suggestion to play a piece that I can't even remember what it was right now. He was determined from the get-go to play Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov). Kate is playing Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky). And Sophia's is Ode to Joy (Beethoven). Simplified versions, of course.
A few weeks ago Wesley secretly recorded Kate while she was practicing. The result has caused much re-playing of the footage, and laughter all around. I think I laugh more at their reactions than at the recording itself. But I think it warrants documentation here.
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