In addition to developing his musical talents, Alan has taken an interest in photography. He likes to borrow my phone and take his own pictures. Alan named the photo above “Toy Mountain.”
Today Alan played the piano for the first time in front of an audience! Alan’s preschool class was studying the letter “P,” and Mrs. Jones asked Alan if he’d perform for the class and teachers in the music room. Alan — as brave as he is — later told me he was happy, not scared, when he agreed to show his friends his new talent.
Despite not preparing in advance, Alan put together a seemless, near two-minute free-style performance. Mrs. Jones even recorded the show so that I could watch it too! It was a fantastic surprise to get at work today, and I listened to Alan play on a loop all afternoon.
This spontaneous performance comes at a time when Alan is just concluding his first piano class. Since he enjoyed it so much, Alan is moving on to one-on-one piano lessons. I’m so proud of him for developing his musical talents!
Here’s the full video from Mrs. Jones: