Jamison’s Winter Piano Recital – 2012

Jamison played at the winter piano recital and was recognized for passing OMTA level 8. Too cool!

I remember piano recitals as terrifying experiences: students’ performances arranged in order of increasing worth with everyone listening for any tiny mistake and laughing to each other behind hands covering their mouths. I’m sure my memory’s not entirely accurate, but that’s how I remember them.

Do you remember recitals? Did you enjoy them?

Jamison’s Piano Recital

Jamison performed at Joy Novak’s 2010 Holiday Recital this afternoon. Jamison played well, as did all of Joy’s students. It was fun to see the smiles as each student bowed.

Jamison’s medal signifies the successful completion of the OMTA level 6 piano Syllabus.

We’re glad to see Jamison excelling at the piano — and enjoying it! :-)

Congratulations, Jamison, and thank you, Joy!

Nordstrom: No More Pianists

Nordstrom will no longer have live piano music in its stores, claiming its customers “compliment canned music more often than live musicians.”

Ignoring for the moment Nordstrom’s laughable excuse for wanting to saving money, this is sad news. My children take piano lessons. Their piano highlight of the year is to play at Nordstrom during the Christmas season. It seems to be a hit with the shoppers, too, as quite a few would walk over and visit with my children between songs.

Maybe Nordstrom will keep the Christmas student pianist tradition. As the article says, “stores may bring back live music for special occasions.” Plus, Nordstrom doesn’t pay the students.

Next time I’m at the mall I’m going to take a quick trip by Nordstrom’s customer service desk. I can only image the line of shoppers that will be waiting there to compliment the canned music.