At the beginning of this school year, we decided to try something new. John had wanted to try choir at the local community college, so we did some checking on the logistics involved, got appropriate approvals, etc., and when the fall rolled around, he was officially enrolled in choir class. I was a little uncertain how this would fit in with John’s already full school schedule, but he assured me that he would do whatever he needed to do to keep up with all of his other work. So, we tried it for a semester, and he loved it! In fact, he loved it so much that he thought he’d like to try voice and piano lessons at the college for the spring semester!
This has been a wonderful experience for John–every part of it. The choir has given John a chance to get to know some neat people as he has gotten a glimpse of what college will be like. The lessons have been wonderful too. I cannot believe how far John has come on his piano playing in one semester!
At the end of the semester, John participated in the college recital with both voice and piano, and that sure was a good experience for him also. Getting up in front of people–especially your peers–is not an easy thing for anybody. Learning how to have poise, fight off nerves, and perform well are all such good skills to acquire, and I am proud of John for doing his very best.
He’s already looking forward to doing it all again next fall–who knows? Maybe there will be new surprises then too! Oh, and by the way, Brock can’t wait until he can join the choir too. His turn will come!
Here are a couple of videos. The first is from the college choir’s spring concert, and the second is a video of John performing his piano piece at a recital last weekend.