I can tell you how the recital went, or, how I think it went, or if you'd like you can watch it, some of it, all of it - or none of it- if you'd like. Our videographer puts our recital on youtube for us, (which is why I'm so late with this post - sorry - I was waiting for the link to be set up), so here's the link, if you're interested in seeing how it went:
(Sadly, the boy who was to perform "The Entertainer" was sick, so no "Entertainer" on the video).
Anyway, we all played on, through the right notes and the rogue notes, the mini-tangles and stellar recoveries, which are sometimes more amazing than the flawless performances.
And for me it was wonderful to watch these pianists, ranging in age from preschool to middle school, and also a few fearless adults, who work day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, slowly but steadily building their skill at their instrument and making music a part of what defines them. Now each of them is someone who can play the piano. And at the recitals they share their music with others.
And even though I believe, as I'm always telling my students, that part of the reason we learn an instrument is so that we can play for others, for most of us performing isn't that easy.
But last night, once again, we all pulled it off.
And afterwards came the celebratory pool-party cook-out, where the weather favored us: