Every November we head off to a local nursing home for our kids' piano recital. This year was an extra special recital. Riane is a senior and this is her last. She has been taking lessons since she was 5 years old. She started out working with me and then a teacher I found in Sidney. After we moved, I found Mrs. F. This is one fantastic teacher -- her prices are reasonable and she works 45 minutes with each student. She is somewhere in her 80's and she is tough, but kind. Riane and Mrs. F have formed a great bond over the last 9 years and it is sad to see it come to a close.
Here they are warming up for the recital.
This year we were at a new nursing home, with a beautiful interior and a lovely baby grand.
Mrs. F teaches more than Riane -- Mary has been taking lessons.
She had a duet with Riane.
Ricky played a solo, but in this picture you can see all three: Mary, Adela and Ricky playing a trio together. There were a little nervous about getting all their counting right and ending together. But they pulled it off fantastically. Now that's a family in harmony.
She was happy with his playing and has already been offering him guitar pieces that she has run across. As for Braydon, he was very proud of his listing in the program former student, now plays guitar.
Riane gave her a picture she had cross stitched herself and had Dad frame for her. She wanted the gift to be personal.
Here's a little better picture of it:
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1