Of course their teacher, Kristi Houlton is just amazing. Not only do I love to listen to her play but she is an amazing teacher. Both kid's really like her and they have learned so much in such a short period of time.
Marlie was first up at the recital. She knew her songs well and I don't think she was nervous at all. Those of you who follow this blog know she enjoys performing for people! I love it because that was not my personality growing up and I'm SO glad she's not shy like I was. Wow does the world open up when you have confidence. It's amazing. Here she is playing Twinkle, Twinkle and Rocky Mountain High...
The next one was my favorite...partly because the kid's played together so I'm being fair by not picking one of their individual pieces...but honestly it was really good. They practiced this a lot and just nailed it. It's hard at this age to play with someone and listen to their music along with yours. I love that they have the opportunity to play with each other. Sometimes there are fights along the way but it's all worth it in the end!
The kids were excited when Kristi presented them with certificates and medals! I love this picture that my friend Karrie sent. Matt & Jackson looking at their medals while their little sisters are excited about theirs too. What a neat group of kids!
Kristi we can't thank you enough for your patience, kindness and for teaching our kids to play. We are so lucky to have you in the neighborhood. And the music you've brought into our school is wonderful too. You have a special place in our hearts!