We had another solo last night with my 3rd grader's violin concert. Our elementary music teacher goes above and beyond and teaches a strings class ..... for FREE. All we had to provide was the violin back in 1st grade. Charlie loved it so much that he has been also taking private lessons for the past year. Our lower elementary school only goes to 3rd grade, so this is Charlie's last year in the strings program. Every year at the Spring concert, his teacher has all the 3rd graders do a solo. Charlie has been dreading this day for a long time.
Charlie did not want to play in front of people, and his Mama did not want to accompany him. His teacher thought it would be special, though, if I did. The mess up parts were not him, they were all me! In fact, he told me the night before the concert that he would prefer to play alone because I was messing him up! Check him out.
Considering it was 7, 8, and 9 year olds playing a violin, the kids did AMAZING!
And guess what else! He found out today that his private teacher (who is a senior in high school) is having her senior recital and she wants Charlie to play in it. Sorry Charlie, but you've got one more performance to go, bud.