Caleb's favorite concert pianist (next to his teacher of course), Josh Wright came to play a Christmas concert for his church. Caleb was lucky enough to go. He got to hear both Josh and his wife, Lindsey, play some wonderful songs. Josh and Lindsey have always been so nice to Caleb and they are great role models to look up to. Caleb loves to mix up classical songs with other songs, just like Josh does.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Caleb wrote another song and entered it in his school's musical composition category of their Arts Contest, and he won! This is the 3rd year in a row that Caleb has won for musical composition. Now his song will go on to compete for best in region.
He wrote kind of a different kind of song, but here he is performing what he calls
"The Battle of Diversity":
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This last week Caleb had his winter piano recital. It is always held at a fancy house up in the hills.
This year we were lucky and Caleb wasn't sick. Last year's recital he had been sick throwing up all day, but still insisted on going.
He played Debussy's Cakewalk:
It is a familiar piece to many.
Caleb had most fun posing for "action shots" on their grand piano.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Caleb has gotten so old now! We can't believe he has turned 9 years old! It seems like only yesterday that he was a cute little 4 year old crawling up on the piano bench and teaching himself how to play.
He had a lot of fun at his birthday photo shoot throwing sheet music around trying to make it artsy.
Sometimes we've wondered if he was going to lose interest in piano or get sick of practicing, but it seems like his love for piano continues. His sight reading is incredible. He can pick up most piano arrangements and just play right off.
Lately, he has been having fun with some easier arrangements. He borrowed a book from his friend Dorothy who he played the duet with and played some music from Phantom of the Opera.
Here is "Think of Me":