Hannah has been taking piano lessons since she was 5 years old. Her interest has increased by leaps and bounds since then. Now, we are overjoyed to hear melodious tunes when she practises at home and it is indeed rewarding (and good on the ear).
I don’t intend to rush her through the grades, with taking examinations and all, even though her teacher says she is in Grade 1 now. When the time comes for her to take examinations and she is ready, then we shall cross that bridge.
Just recently, her teacher asked if Hannah wanted to participate in a music competition. There were several categories for the participants, segregated by age group, and Hannah was in the age 7-8 category. Hannah was very eager to, so we decided to let her try it out.
Looking at her perform that day, I think I must have been more nervous than she was. I practically held my breath while taking the video, and she aced it!
She was overjoyed when she received a trophy and certificate of participation for her efforts. There were 50+ participants in her category and she was selected as one of the Bronze trophy recipients. All the participants received a trophy, but that didn’t stop Hannah from being so proud of herself.
We are also very proud of you, Hannah! ♥