A mother and daughter piano recital

Recently my piano teacher informed me that she may ask me and my daughter to play something during their school concert.

“OMG! Pengsan. Pengsan.” I told her. “No, not pengsan at all” she replied. After she told me that, I was so nervous, I played lousily during my lesson just thinking about it. Hahaha.

I had always dreamed of playing the piano and finally had a chance to learn a little over a year ago. My daughter has been learning for about a month.

 I think this will be good exposure for my girl. And so, though I’m shivering right to my very bones, especially the finger bones, I shall do it if given the chance. All for the sake of my girl. Oh, the things we parents do for our little ones.

I shall have to practise and practise and annoy the neighbours and practise and practise some more till I can play with my eyes closed, otherwise, I shall be so nervous, my fingers will freeze and tangle up!

The only other time I’ve “performed” a musical instrument was playing the organ in a shopping mall when I was young. Oh yes, and there was this other time when I had to sing in front of some judges during a test at the end of my Singing Classes. Boy oh boy, how my voice shivered and shook made worse by the fact that my teacher had asked me to sing “On my Own” from “Les Miserables.” (Video below as sung by Lea Salonga so beautiful). I have always been in a school choir and I enjoy singing in a choir but singing alone is a different ball game altogether. Playing the piano with my girl playing the accompaniment is just as scary but I shall have to put up a brave front for my girl. Ooooh shiver shiver.


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10 thoughts on “A mother and daughter piano recital

  1. dun worry…even if u do muck up, ur girl won’t remember it…only that u were there with her. that’s most impt.

    good luck….i’d be sweatin’ buckets too……heheheheheh

    even if u do muck up, ur girl won’t remember it…only that u were there with her. that’s most impt.

    Oh, thank you for this. This will help a lot when my stiff fingers get tangled up. Hahaha.

  2. I will be so proud if I am in your position. I bet your daughter must be feeling really proud to be performing side by side with you (the mum aka the heroine).

    Good luck!

    I’m not sure if she will feel proud or not but she will feel not so scared since mommy is more scared than her. Hahaha.

  3. wow.. that’s a great opportunity.. kinda like a dream come true ya.. go for it.. 🙂

    I don’t mind playing in my dream and not for real. Not so scary that way. Hahaha.

  4. What quality time to practise a duet with your daughter! It will be just alright, don’t worry.
    It is the things you do together that matters anyway. Get hubby to video it up! What memories that will make!
    By the way, is your daughter as nervous as you?

    We’re both nervous. Hehe.

  5. would it be like a home concert, I mean private and the audiences are parents and students? If yes, so go.. Why should you be scary at all? As long as you’re still ” a student” is ok to have a little mistakes. Doesn’t need to be perfect (it’s not the point after all). If you do a mistake, your daughter will learn something that you’re a human being like somebody else, sometimes adult can do mistakes too.
    Ok, so go…

    Yes, Henny, it’ll be like a private concert for parents and students kind of thing. 🙂

  6. Hooray for Mommy!!
    Ga-yow, Ga-yow!!

    Oh, I think it’s quite an event, and something your daughter will remember for life!!

    All the best.

    and something your daughter will remember for life!!

    Okie dokie. I shall try to remember this when I get nervous.

  7. It’s a good opportunity to train up your kid too. Be brave, mummy! We all support you! Better be exposed than not….not everyone has this chance, rite?

    Will try very hard to be brave. Haha.

  8. Sorry, did not mean to pressure you any more than you need to, but rather, I thought it would be a treasured memory. Even if things don’t go as smooth as ice, it is a special moment you two share.

    All the best. 🙂

    Oh, no pressure at all. I thought that it was a very good idea to think of it that way and thank you for the suggestion. 🙂

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