Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The one where I have to brag. . .just a little

A week and a half ago, I had piano student over who is learning "The Hokey Pokey."

After she left, Halle started figuring it out -which is typical after a day of teaching- for Halle to try to pick out what she's heard me teach that day.

Just for fun, I sat down with her and showed her how the chords worked, etc. I reeeeally wasn't expecting she'd get it - since it is a Level 4 song, with syncopation and a walking base line that jumps around, etc. Besides Halle is still in Level 1 - not to mention she's only in kindergarten.

Anyway, she floored me. I mean, these kind of rhythms usually take weeks for students to get their first time. . . and she just gobbled them up. You'd probably have to teach piano to fully comprehend what I'm talking about. . . and I swear I'm not just being prejudiced here. I seriously couldn't believe it. She flawlessly took the rhythms and jumps, without hesitation.


"Holy cow, Hall," I said, "You are amazing. How about if/when you can play this whole song, I give you 5 bucks. You have to have it perfect though, k?"

1 1/2 weeks later- I had to pay up.

Check her out on this facebook video. . . she makes it look so easy. :)

Rock On, Halle Girl! You make me proud!


JustusJohnsons said...

That's SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!! I watched the video and she is amazing!

The Cotton's said...

Go her! She really is so smart!

Tucker & Tiffany said...

You're most welcome! :)
So, the day I recorded the video I was downstairs in my room and I heard her playing it. I thought...that HAS to be Emilee. It was flawless! I went upstairs, and what do ya know? It was little Halle girl.
Love her!!! :D

Di said...

Way to go Halle!!! She must have some of her Grandpa B in her... :)