This is where I store the "extra" stuff in my head.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Music Festival Update
I did it. I went to the Ponca City Music Festival and I played the piano for a judge. I walked into the church, where the festival was being held, and a nice lady said to me "Do you have a piano or vocal student?" I looked at her and said "I'M the student." Her eyes flew wide open and she said "WONDERFUL!" As it turns out, I was the ONLY adult playing in the Festival. Add that to the fact that I was also the FIRST adult to play in the Festival. I"m so glad I didn't know this at the time. I would have run back to my car without even seeing the piano. When it was finally my turn to play, I walked into that room, took one look at the baby grand piano sitting there and my heart started racing. I have ALWAYS wanted to play a baby grand piano! I am pretty sure I was actually drooling when I sat down on the bench. And when I touched the keys, OMG! It sounded GORGEOUS! All I wanted to do was sit and play around for hours. But, I don't think the other people waiting to play would have appreciated it.
So I played for the judge...a stranger I didn't know. Yes, I was nervous. Yes, I messed up a little. Yes, I had to start over. BUT! I was NOT forbidden to ever play again, nor did they send someone to take my piano away from me. I faced a fear and I conquered it. The Superior score I got for playing was a nice touch, too. :)
I am a working mother of two teens, spoiled dachshund and an effervescent Golden Retriever. AND I have a husband who is addicted to fishing. I love to cook, scrapbook, read, watch movies and hang out with my family and my friends. This blog is a place for me to store the extra stuff in my head!