My violin students in Morton Grove had their spring recital this weekend. There was lots of beautiful playing and everyone did a great job! To sit back and watch all your students perform is such a useful perspective. I always come away with ideas for what student's might need to work on, and also what I need to work on—for example how to better prepare them to play their best, and ideas for how to better address and work on specific violin issues. But it's always a fun event, I enjoy visiting with parents, grandparents and family that come to watch and support their kids. It's so rewarding to see the smiles and sense of pride students have when it's all over. For a couple of these kids it was their first recital. Not only did they do a great job, but they're already asking about when we can do it again. Look for us at the Morton Grove farmers market on August 6, we've got a block of time beginning at 10:30am.
I'll leave you with a video from the recital of my little violins playing a fun song called Red Parrot, Green Parrot. It may be useful to know this lyric from the song: "some parrots talk, but these ones only squawk." Enjoy!