It seemed like a long time before Caleb could be playing piano again after surgery, but while he waited, we posted some of his Pirates of the Caribbean videos online. One in particular got the attention of somebody important-----the composer himself, Jarrod Radnich! It wasn't the greatest video performance, as Caleb struggled to hit all those big notes and slide down the piano keys, but I guess it was good enough for Jarrod! He so kindly commented on Caleb's video, and then to top it off, he sent Caleb a get well card and an autographed copy of another great arrangement of the Harry Potter theme song for Caleb!
Caleb was so excited! He loved how Jarrod wrote that he was the same age when he started piano lessons.
Here is Caleb's video and you can see Jarrod's comment if you go to the actual YouTube page:
It is so nice that there are so many great pianist role models for Caleb and that they take the time out of their busy lives to encourage a young aspiring musician.