When Ethan was 4 years old he begged to take piano lessons (I think it was because of the treats that I used to give piano students to bribe them to practice) - and I told him he had to be able to read first. Well - he was determined to play - and he was actually easy to teach to read since he wanted to do it so bad. So Ethan started piano lessons a few months before his 5th birthday. I taught him for a couple years, but after we moved back to Cedar, we had the incredible opportunity of him taking from my Aunt JoAnn. He has had to practice hard with her, but has really progressed since starting with her earlier this year. Ethan gave his very own recital last week - he learned 16 songs and had them all polished. I am super proud at how hard he has worked at the piano and wanted to share a couple of his pieces.
Here is the program for the recital.
I had a really hard time narrowing down the songs to put on here - so feel free to just listen to your favorites, but here are 6 of my favorites.
Minuet in G by Bach
Musette by Bach
Ecossaise by Beethoven
The Wild Horseman by Schumann
Arabesque by Burgmuller
Stormy Night by Bober