Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michael's Music

I love this picture that my 11 year old snapped of Michael playing a Steinway Grand Piano while we were on vacation in Utah. 
One of the things I love most about our home is when Michael plays the piano.  He literally plays hours a day.  It is a sound I rarely get tired of (the only times it's bothersome is when it's after everyone has gone to bed and he decides it would be a good time to play!).  It brings such a beautiful spirit into our home.  He has a nice variety of music that he has collected since he got the piano from a friend over a year ago.  Most of what he plays however, are hymns.  I love it.  I know I've said it before but I am truly amazed at the talent that Michael has.  He has only had eight piano lessons.  I am so grateful for Hannah, who came and worked with him for those eight weeks.  I also admire that Michael practices on his own.  I've been wanting to share a video of him playing for a while but he wanted to have something he felt really confident in playing (translation, he wanted to practice, practice, practice before we video taped him).  I don't think he gives himself enough credit.

Here is Michael playing "Little Bits of Cloth" from the book "Heal Our Land" by Janice Kapp Perry & Senator Orrin Hatch.   
Please ignore my two other rude children who couldn't be quiet for five minutes and had to make noise instead of just being still!  


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Sandy Risberg said...

Watching and listening to him brings me peace.

Debbie Rauch said...

That IS talent! It is amazing that he can play such beautiful music after only 8 lessons. I envy you the music in your house.