…by Anura Guruge
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The Video on YouTube.
[There are two, the solo and the duet. Look for ‘1Freegrl — 2 videos‘ link, shown highlighted below.]
This was a big day for Teischan. Her first piano recital and first solo performance of any sort.
Not sure who was more nervous, Teischan or the parents. She did great. Exceeded expectations.
She only started lessons in late August this year. Her instructor, Siroun Roubian-Braun, has been great. Teischan relates to her. That helps a lot.
Mum and Teischan practice most days (though just a couple of days ago Tesichan was claiming that she was quitting straight after the recital). That we now have a real piano, that we got for free, helps. Hopefully she will stick at it for longer than Devanee — who gave up after a year.
Teischan, at least for now, likes to listen to others playing the piano. Last weekend she watched, entranced, Nancy Farris, the accompanist for Clearlakes Chorale, play during rehearsals while Devanee sang. We are hoping to take her to see Natalia Shevchuk play at Farmington on Saturday, December 15. If so it will be a music filled weekend. We have tickets to see Revels North, in Dartmouth, the next day.