Yesterday, we had a new experience!
We took our students to a convalescent hospital and shared our music!
Some of the little students were shy with all of the different sights and smells. But I was really proud of all of the students for being friendly and loving with all the people. Plus, they did a fantastic job with all of their songs.
Just like our other performances, we combined all of our violin, piano, voice and Music and Movement students.
The Music and Movement students started the morning doing a ribbon dance to Leroy Anderson's The Syncopated Clock.
This was followed by our piano, voice and violin students performing their songs individually and in groups.
We ended the time by passing out rhythm instruments to the patients and singing a variety of folk songs together.
This was the highlight of the morning. The patients all shook their shakers and bells and sang along with us. I love seeing people smile and sing as they remember songs from long ago!
One lady even cried when we were done, saying she was so happy that we came to visit with them.
Another lady got as many hugs as she could from all the little ones!
I think sharing our music is an important lesson to learn.
Why keep all the joy of making music to ourselves when we can share with those who truly appreciate it?
To all my students: You all did an awesome job! Thank you!