Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Torrance Music Recital

This year's music  recital was done a little earlier.  In the previous years, Torrance Music always hold  in June but due to graduation and other events of the older kids, they decided to do it in April.  I like it in June because it isn't cold anymore but April I guess is okay.  It was raining  though on that day so that was a downside.  
The event was held at Memorial Baptist Church  on Sunday, April the 15th.
Glad to have a family like the Howells, they never missed to attend my kids special event, we appreciate it very much. 
I offered to  make my  daughter's hair but she did not want me to do  anything with itm, she said it looks fine the way it is.  Makes me a bit sad that my daughter does not want my help anymore.  She's almost 13 and  so far, she hasn't show any interest in makeup or any other cosmetic stuff.  I think she will grow up just like her Mom lol.
This is Ms. Fedoush, her  piano teacher.  She is a wonderful teacher to  my daughter.  She is very patient and kind which  we love  very much.  She's the reason why my daughter plays very well in piano.  Due to  school events and the scheduling of her piano lessons, my daughter asked if she can take a break with piano for a while.  I hope she would still consider going back to  taking  piano lessons again, I would miss it if  she stop playing because she is good at it.
This is Ms. Tipton, she's our daughter's  violin teacher.  This is her first year teaching and also my daughter's first year of  taking violin lessons.   She wasn't gonna  play  during the recital but because Ms. Tipton is  leaving, she wanted her students to showcase  what they have learned from her.  She  is graduating from her teaching degree from Franciscan University and she has a job offer in Ohio so she is leaving the area.  Fortunately, she  have  recommended another violin teacher who will  assume her position which is nice. 
Rylie made some  thank you cards for both of her teachers.
As a tradition, we  went out to have dinner , this time, we went to  Theo Yianni's.   
The Howells always have a bouquet for her in every recital.
Our little girls is definitely growing.  In my eyes, she is still my little girl  even though she  act and feel like she is 20 already lol.  I miss the times when I can  do her hair and those things that we did when she was little.  As she grows, she changes.  
She played  The Flight of the Mourning Dove on Piano and Fiddlesticks on Violin. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Pageant at St. Joseph Church

St. Joseph School's music choir  had their  Christmas pageant this year at St. Joseph Church  last November the 30th.  Both of the kids are part of it.  Our son sung at the choir and our daughter was one of the narrators, she also sung at the choir after  the play.
I wasn't able to watch the play because I was assigned to help two other Moms in assisting the  children with their costumes and  ensuring the  peace and quiet at the back of the  church while the play is going on.  My husband came home early that day so he could watch as well.  I  gave him the task of taking pictures.  He managed to  record  a couple of short videos of the play.
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Here are the videos  he recorded.

The same choir also performed at the Serra Manor to share some cheers for the holiday to the senior people living at that assisted living place.  They went there during the school day so we weren't able to go but I am sure it gave the old people some  exciting moment  listening to them sing.  Kudos to Mrs. Bernardi, their music teacher, for  organizing  this and for  patiently  teaching and working with the kids.

Christmas Carol at Geriatric Center

Torrance Music had a Christmas carol at the Geriatric Center here in Weirton.  This is the place where old and sick people are being taken care of.  It was a really nice event to be able to  spread cheer to  these  old folks who most often don't have anybody or don't have any family anymore.  
Last year was held at Serra Manor, the adjacent building where senior assisted living was.  That was a really nice one as well.
Our daughter  played a classic song.  We arrived there  early so she got to practice her piece before everybody arrived.
Below is the video of the last part of the performances.  My daughter performed last and she was disappointed she messed it up.  When she practiced, she was  flawless.  I think it's the nerves.  


I hope that they would continue doing this because it really makes a big impact to those people who needs a little cheer during this time of the year. Some of the old people were singing to what the kids are playing so it was really nice.  

Friday, July 7, 2017

Amazing Grace by Rory and Joey

This is one of my favorite songs that the late Joey have sung. She has such an angelic and calming voice.

 I also love this one from their last album. "That's Important to Me" really speaks to a lot of people, I love how they put the video together.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Violin Lessons

Torrence Music finally hired a violin teacher, it's the moment our daughter have been waiting for. We got her a violin last Christmas but we couldn't find a teacher near our area. During the recital, the owner of Torrence Music talked to us and said that they have a violin teacher. My daughter's piano teacher mentioned to her that we have been looking for a violin teacher that could teach our daughter.
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Last night was her second lesson and she said she love it.  Before her  class, we went to  Center for Arts and Music in Wintersville and bought her  some supply like shoulder rest and humidifier.  The teacher seem to  like  Rylie because she already knows how to  read notes and stuff so it is easier for her to explain  stuff to our daughter.  She also gave us a list of some to her things to get.  I am glad she is into music.  
I wish I would have had the resources to  learn music instrument when I was younger but I am happy that we could  provide the  privilege to our daughter to enjoy her music interests.  

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Garth Brook's The Dance Performed by Rylie on Piano

2017 is our daughter's  4th year of  playing piano.  Their recital was held on June 4th at Weirton Memorial Baptist  Church.  She was  put into the second group of performers this year .  On her first three years, she  always performed during the first group so it was a bit different this year.  I also miss our son participating into the recital.  He stopped taking piano lessons when he started playing football.  
The founder of Torrence music asked her if she would play two songs since the performers on the second group  was  short and she practiced  for a second song but for some reason, when the audience  applauded for her first performance, she decided not to play the second song.  
Here is the video of her performance.   She played the song by Garth Brooks, "The Dance".  She dedicated this song to her Dad since it is one of  my husband's  favorite  country song.

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2018 Torrance Music Recital

This year's music  recital was done a little earlier.  In the previous years, Torrance Music always hold  in June but due to graduation...

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