My daughter had her first violin recital! She hasn't even been playing a year, so it was kind of a big deal. And since she hasn't even been playing a year, to be honest, we weren't expecting much - but it went great! She was a little nervous, (I was, too!) but once she got on stage, she loved performing!
It was an added bonus that the recital took place at the historical Brand Library & Art Center. It is a stunning place for photos, and it felt like my daughter was performing a real concert!
It was my daughter's idea to play violin, that she first started asking for when she was around 6 - and I postponed starting lessons for a bit because I didn't know if it was just a passing phase to want to play. When we finally started, we bounced around with a couple of teachers - but then ended up with the amazing Nancy Kuo, of Leggy Fish Violin Lessons. I couldn't be happier and prouder of how my daughter's lessons are going - now I wish we started sooner!