Today is my Mom's birthday! We had a very busy day, with a lot of extra special time to spend together. This afternoon, DJ, performed in a recital with his Chamber group (he plays piano for 3 8th grade violinists). Then we spent the evening visiting with a dear friend from San Jose and celebrating my Mom's birthday with a bar-b-que dinner (hamburgers and hot dogs and a dip in the pool -- it was hot today -- nearly 100).
If you would like to listen to DJ play piano, you can hear a some samples of his music (recorded digitally so not the best quality - requires Windows Media Player) here:
Air by Grieg (Grandma's opinion - sounds like a funeral dirge!)
Fur Elise by Beethoven (doesn't every piano student learn to play this piece?)
Sonatina by Kabelesky (one of many sonatinas)
Waltz in A Minor by Shubert (Valse Noble)
Prelude in C Minor by Chopin (my favorite)
Farandole by Bizet (Chamber piece with violins)
Gold and Silver Waltz by Lehar (Chamber piece with violins)
Can you tell that I am proud of my son? You bet. He has been playing piano for 2 years and 5 months and is already a beginning advanced student.