Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Making Gold Medal Music

Saturday our family drove 1 1/2 hours (one way) to a State University for my girls to compete in a piano competition. We have done it for several years, and I played in the same competition at the same place when I was young. Over the years I have had several people make comments about driving that far to have them play a 30 second piece or however long, and I want to ask, "And how far do you drive and how often do you go to your kids ball games?" But I don't, I just think that :) but I think it is just as important to support your kids in their musical talents as their sports or other talents. My kids practice their piano every day all year, not just for a season. They work very hard at it, and they are doing very well. I think it is important for them to have chances to perform, be judged--not against anyone else, just themselves--and to receive an award for that. Then they have a very tangible award for their hard work and a great sense of accomplishment--they got a gold medal! The competition is held each April, and for a gold medal, yeah, we will drive 3 hours round trip for it. Way to go girls! We are proud of you!
Miss E has already decided she is taking this for show-and-tell this week.

Keep up the good work girls! You make beautiful Gold Medal Music!


  1. Way to go! If they had one around here, I'd drive 3 hours. I'd love to hear them play.

  2. Why did this bring back so many memories? I'm so proud of your girls. I had almost forgotten about those competitions.