It turned into a bit of a photo shoot...
We only started piano in July so it was a bit premature to be performing already but the teacher asked if they wanted to go in the annual concert and both said yes, even if it meant they'd have to work really hard at their pieces, and they did work really hard and they played really well. Amy got her finger stuck in the wrong place and played a misnote and Meg was nervous and played fast at the end (I was told- I am a musical ignoramous and they sounded just fine to me!) but they were both thrilled to have performed so that's the main thing, right?
The biggest shock for me were the outfits.
I think the girls looked cute in their dresses (matching...again... I know...)
But I swear we might as well have turned up in jeans and t-shirts. In their age group (elementary school kids) three girls could have doubled as flower girls and the other one was wearing a suit like something out of Legally Blonde.
And two had hair salon hairstyles...
The girls were happy with their outfits so that was ok.
Predictably Amy would like her hair professionally styled next time.
She also told her teacher which piece she would like to play next time.
I have a feeling the hands-running-up-and-down-the-keyboard-like-a-shinkansen piece she liked is not 12 months away from our just-mastered-playing-with-two-hands current level.
So after the concert (and before we headed to a neighbour's wake, it was one of those weekends..) the girls wanted some pictures outside the concert hall.
I haven't had my proper camera out for ages.
Too easy to use the (far inferior) phone camera.
So we took some pictures:
They're both complete monkeys but aren't they cute monkeys?