Rosalind participated in her first piano competition today. We have zero personal experience with this as neither of us played musical instruments growing up. We knew she had to play her classical piece from memory and that she would be judged. That’s about it. It’s pretty intense! Lots of dead silences and waiting during dead silences and public critiquing of 8 year olds on a stage!
Rosalind prefers to play this piece really fast and with a bit of anger behind it, but this is the pace her teacher asked her to play. She hit every note, and I’m proud of her. She did not medal, but I think it was a great learning experience for her. She handled the pressure like a champ.