I’ve been holding my twice-yearly concerts for nearly four years now. In the earlier years, I didn’t always record the performances although I have now started doing so. It’s lovely to watch them back and see how the students have developed over the years. Luckily, however, there are some recordings of performances at the earlier concerts so I have been able to look back on some from July 2015 and see how the students have developed since then, as seen in the videos from my latest concert on 30 June 2018. For starters, here is Nathan in July 2015, then 6 years’ old, playing 2 pieces including his own composition:
And here he is three years later, age 9, playing Little Prelude in C by JS Bach……
Keiva was only just 5 years old when she played here at her second concert:
And here she is, at 8, playing the wonderful Emerald Green by June Armstrong:
Here’s Daniel playing at his first concert in July 2015 when he was 6:
And three years’ later he performs his own composition The Easter Blues:
Izzy was 7 when she played Plain Sailing by Rosa Conrad at her second concert:
And at the age of 10 here she is introducing and playing her own ‘untitled’ composition, and challenging the audience to see if they could tell what it was about!
I often bore friends and family by saying I have the best job in the world. But I really do. And watching my students grow and develop, not just as pianists but as young people, is a real privilege.