Of all the holiday performances, this is one of my favorite nights. For about sixty minutes or so, all the little pianists are proud to show off their skills. It's enjoyable to listen to all the familiar Christmas carols and to see the kids create the feelings of Christmas with their music. With every student who walks up and takes their seat at the ivory keys, each parent in the audience knows the time and effort that went into learning that one song. My girls began plunking away at Jingle Bells and Santa Clause is Coming to Town back in July and on this night, with all the arguing and protesting about practicing behind us, we get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. A magical evening to get you in the Christmas spirit if you weren't already.
It was all smiles when the night was over...maybe because we are one day closer to the holidays but the more likely reason is that there are no piano lessons for two weeks.