Southern Man

Monday, May 23, 2011

Talented Kids

Southern Man is pretty proud of his kids. Earlier this evening teen daughter demonstrated her keyboard skills at her senior recital with performances of works by Alberto Ginastera (a favorite composer of her mother, who is an accomplished pianist), Ludwig van Beethoven, William Gillock (a charming duet with a younger student), and with the other two seniors and their instructor, a thunderous eight-hand arrangement of an Edvard Grieg march. And the evening before eleven-year-old daughter knocked off one item on her summer bucket list by singing a Carrie Underwood song at her home church's talent show. Teen son is also quite the improviser and composer on piano and a true shredding guitar hero.Southern Man and his ex took care to surround the children with good music and to encourage them to take up piano and other instruments; the harvest from those seasons of planting has been sweet. Well, the shredding guitar isn't "sweet" but still...


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