First Music Exam

As a small follow-up to Helping Your Kids Learn Music I thought I’d share some videos of where my nine year old is at.

These three recordings are from the final rehearsal for his Grade One AMEB exam.
The Busybody by Sheila Nelson
Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel
Autumn, from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

Here he is the day after his big exam, playing violin in the school rock band.
Sabotage by The Beastie Boys

Like many of the stories of our lives which we select to tell, this one is a peak experience. So I’d like to place a quick warning against comparing your family to a fictional amalgam of everyone else’s peak experiences.  That way madness lays.  This child has been learning violin since he was five years old. He is a second generation musician. He has a high aptitude for reading and learning music. We’ve put a lot of effort into maximising the opportunities available.  I’m also immensely proud of how hard he has worked.

Everyone has their own journey, and if you choose to make music part of yours, there is a lot to look forward to.

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