Our Magic of Music recital was on May 14th and went well. This year for my performance I decided to do a “magic trick” and had a student pick 4 letters out my top hat where I created an improvisation starting with those letters and developing a piece. It seemed to go very well. This was the first time that I have ever done anything like that in front of an audience. If you would have asked me even 5 years ago to do that in front of people I would have told you, that you were crazy! But like many presenters that I have seen have said, the more you do it, the more you will enjoy it and it becomes less scary. And I have to say they are right! I haven’t had the chance to view the video yet (will post it at a later time) but I had several mom’s tell me later that it was so beautiful that they wanted to cry. I had another one ask me if I really was improvising because her husband thought that I probably created something from existing pieces that I knew. I assured her that I really was improvising at the top of my head.
To complete our Magic of Music program this year I decided to have a little extra fun and hired a magician to entertain us. I had my friend, Vanessa make the cupcakes for me. We had a great time. Here are a few pictures from the recital, our party and a video to enjoy as well.
Click Magic of Music Party to view a magic trick from the party.