To follow up on my post about the informal holiday recital at the studio, here is a link to a video of Sara Bareilles and Indrid Michaelson recording Winter Song. One of my 8th graders performed this piece and sang it beautifully…no easy task to carry the melody over the rhythmically complicated accompaniment in the middle section.
The short program included Charlie Brown’s Christmas, a Chopin Nocturne, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Chritmas, and more favorites. The students (ages 8 to 15) all did well… and the parents loved hearing the music they recognized. And just about all of the pieces were learned and in less than two weeks!
Cookies and candy canes topped off the evening!