February 04, 2009

I Heard the Bells

The most interesting thing happened about 6 months ago. We had had Joey in piano lessons for about a year and he really didn't care for them and wasn't showing much progress so we pulled him out. Then, out of nowhere he decided he wanted to learn some songs on his own and before we knew it he had memorized Moonlight Sonata as well as some of my favorite Chopin pieces. We signed him up at an advanced piano academy but the structure was too much and he started losing interest again. As soon as we pulled him out, the interest picked up and he's been learning more new songs on his own. Go figure. He really has a gift for the piano we hope he continues to enjoy playing as much as we enjoy listening.

The video below is a recording of Joey playing an arrangement of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by Casting Crowns. This song became a family favorite of ours after hearing it performed on tv during the White House Christmas Concert a few months ago. If you're interested, you can click here to see the original version by Casting Crowns.