Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Piano Recital

Caleb had his Winter piano recital this last week. It was at a big fancy house up above the capitol building. It was nice, but they had the piano turned around back in a corner so all you could see was the top of his little head.

He did really well on both songs. Here he is playing "First Sorrow" by Schumann:

Here is his 2nd song, "The Spinning Song" which he started right off from the first song that used the pedal, so he almost forgot to release it going into Spinning Song.

We had many requests to actually be able to see Caleb when he played the Spinning Song, so here he is at home practicing:

Monday, December 21, 2009

Piano Performance at School

Caleb recently had a 2nd grade Christmas program at his school. He got to sing lots of songs and then they let him play a couple of songs on the piano at the end.

Here he is playing Away in a Manger and Christmas Bells:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crazy about the Pedal

Caleb's teacher finally gave him permission to use the pedal in one of his recital songs coming up. Of course now he thinks he should use the pedal for everything. Hopefully it won't make his songs too blended all together!

Here he is playing Stars Were Gleaming with a little too much pedal. Or what do you think? (This isn't a recital song, just a song he is learning at church.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Caleb's 1st Composition

Recently they had a contest for the arts at Caleb's school. You could enter in art, dance, photo, or music. Caleb wanted to enter the musical composition category so he came up with a song, wrote the composition and played it.

(Sorry, this scanned pretty badly and so it cut off the bottom line and sides.)

It turns out his composition won out of his school and so they sent it on to a regional competition. Word came this week that he won the region competition and is now going on to state!

It's just a simple song, but good job Caleb for becoming a composer as well as a pianist! Here he is performing his composition: