NOTE: Turn Music Player on this blog off for this post!
I love this mix of Love Story and Viva la Vida. It's fun to hear Jon Schmidt's explanation at the end of the video. Libby loves Love Story too, just like Schmidt's sever year old daughter. How fun is that? Libby's not home from school yet, but I can't wait to show her this. She'll love it!
I can totally see my three teenagers playing this arrangement! I LOVE having children that can play the piano. I wish you could hear what I hear while I fold clothes and work in the kitchen in the afternoons and evenings. I have a full-on concert every night it seems like. Everything from Brahms, Beethoven, and Bach, to modern tunes such as Go The Distance from Hercules, and their own compositions thrown in there. It's heavenly!
To all Moms struggling with their children in piano lessons. DON'T GIVE UP! It's so worth it in the end. And by that, I don't mean hound them mercilessly, but just keep it on the job chart, keep plugging away at it, make some course corrections here and there, year after year, and pretty soon, they turn the corner and start playing for "sport" and enjoyment. Then the fun and entertainment really begin, as I said above. It's worth it!
Hmm, I started out with a Jon Schmidt video, and ended up on a piano teacher/Mom's soapbox! I'm coming down now...