Played two pieces in my piano teachers recital.  It went really well, and it was extra special because our friends from CT were there! 🙂

Afterwards, I asked  my friend from CT to take some pictures,  so here are some of the shots she took, and the videos at the end of the post are the songs I played. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Thank you for taking the pictures C.  🙂

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkETc-jAn2E&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YLf9sudQ1Y&feature=relmfu[/youtube]

And Thank you Daddy for videotaping! 🙂

 

 

~Cassia 🙂

 

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  • April 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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    Cassia, you did such a good job. Both songs are so nice. Did you enjoy playing?
    I loved listening to you play when you were in CT. Have a blessed day.

    ~HW~

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    • April 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm
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      Hi Hannah! 🙂

      I was nervous, but I did enjoy it, at least alittle bit. I wish I didn’t get so nervous playing infront of people! 🙁

      I enjoyed listening to your playing too! Maple leaf rag was really neat! 🙂

      ~Cassia 🙂

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      • April 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm
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        You did NOT seem nervous to me!! You did it with perfect grace, in my opinion!
        ~The Sweet Spinster (LOL!! 😀 )

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      • April 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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        Cassia,

        I get nervous too. I don’t know why because I do it for Bright Lights all the time and it’s something I enjoy. Although, I tend to enjoy it more after I’m done. haha.

        Again, you sounded great, and I’m glad you enjoyed listening to the Maple Leaf Rag. It was fun sharing it with all of you. It’s funny how I can get so frustrated with learning a song, but then enjoy playing it so much. 🙂
        Have a blessed day.
        ~Hannah~

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  • April 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm
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    Beautiful!! You are great at playing the piano at only 17, Cassia! 🙂 I play Chopin’s Nocturne on my piano, too!! 😀 Although it’s a shorter version. The second one is amazing!!! How did you learn to play like that? 😀

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    • April 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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      I played a shortend version too! 🙂 I didn’t have enough time to learn and polish the whole piece, so my teacher shortened it for me. 🙂

      How did I learn to play like that? Well, practice, and my wonderful teacher! 🙂 And it helps that I really like the piano! 🙂 It makes practicing better, although, there are some times I don’t want to practice! 🙂

      Thank you for your nice comment! 🙂

      ~Cassia 🙂

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      • April 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm
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        Wow! You DON’T want to practice sometimes? 😀 It SURE doesn’t seem like it! I LOVE practicing piano so much, my mom is soooooooo tired of hearing it!!! 😀 😉 🙁

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        • April 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm
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          LOL!

          I’ve had to limit myself sometimes, (well, lately) because sometimes I could practice for 2 hr.! But I don’t really have the time to do that, and do my other stuff I’m need toget done! 🙂

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          • April 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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            Yep. I know what you mean! 😀 But, sometimes, I just DON’T do those other things, and just practice my violin, piano, and guitar all day!!! 😀 😀 I’ve learned to play just by ear, because I can’t really and hate reading music! 🙁

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            • April 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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              I play by ear too! So I’m not very strong in reading music, or sight reading. But, I hope to get better at that! 🙂

              ~Cassia

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  • April 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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    I’ll have to save this for later — our speakers aren’t plugged in! Oh well. :-p

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  • April 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm
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    WOW Cassia!! You play so nice! Can you teach me? 🙂 (I wish 🙂 ) I love The last video, a mighty fortress is our God.

    Btw this post sparked my memory. Can you please tell me where to find the sheet music for the song you played at our house? I think it went like his… To know your will, to hear your voice, to follow where you guide me… etc 🙂

    Thanks so much for this lovely musical post

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  • April 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm
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    Beautiful job Cassia! I especially enjoyed “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” I’ve grown up playing the piano and violin and I have to admit that one of my least favorite parts was playing for recitals!! I would much rather perform with a group then on my own!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • April 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm
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      Yeah, I agree! Playing with someone else is much better than by your self! 🙂 If you mess up, it’s not as noticeable. 🙂

      Thank you for your nice comment! 🙂

      ~Cassia 🙂

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      • April 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm
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        EXACTLY!! You sure know how to express what I mean better than me!!! 😀 Lol!!

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  • April 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm
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    I know exactly what Julianne means! I had the privilege to meet and then afterwards play with a musical family that I had a cd of that a friend gave to me. I wasn’t as nervous with them, as when I’m doing it all by my lonesome little self! 😀

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  • April 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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    I love the rendition of A Mighty Fortress Is Our God! That is one of my very favorite hymns……and your version makes me wonder why the whole crowd didn’t jump to their feet singing. Fantastic job!

    And I agree with Julianne………it’s easier performing with someone else! Personally, my favorite part of recitals is when it’s over. 😉

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    • April 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm
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      Hahahahaha! LOL!! 😀

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  • April 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm
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    Thanks for posting the pictures and videos Cassia! I enjoyed them, especially “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. It was beautiful, and made my day a little brighter!
    How long have you been playing piano?

    -Karen

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    • April 20, 2011 at 7:16 am
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      Hi Karen, 🙂

      I’m glad “A Mighty Fortress” was a blessing to you!

      I had a few lessons from Mommy when I was younger, but when I “really” started playing, (meaning, having a teacher and practicing regularly 🙂 ), was in September 2008.

      Thank you for commenting!

      ~Cassia 🙂

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  • April 20, 2011 at 11:17 am
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    Cassia, That is beautiful. You are an amazing pianist! Our recital is coming up and we are all practicing like crazy!

    I really loved the hymn!!! Beautiful. I love that hymn.

    In Him, Jessica

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  • April 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm
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    Beautiful!
    I wish I could play the piano. Well, beyond Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

    You did an awesome job!
    ~ Kirsji ~

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  • April 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    Very beautiful Cassia!! Love “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”. You did a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    Would your sisters one day share their talents? I would love to hear you all do a piece together.
    -Brenda

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  • April 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm
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    LOVELY CASSIA!!!!! And you have BEAUTIFUL hair!

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    • April 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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      Boy, do I agree with this spinster!! Heehee!! 😀

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  • April 21, 2011 at 12:06 am
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    You look so relaxed and well postured in these photos Cassia! You look like you are really enjoying yourself! When I’m up there for a recital I’m nervous and look it in my face and tension! What grade are you in?

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    • April 21, 2011 at 8:11 am
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      Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your comment! 🙂
      I am in 11th grade.

      ~Cassia 🙂

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