I've seen some students not be nervous before a recital, but James was so relaxed for this one that it just made me laugh. Of course, the comfy chairs probably helped :)
Helena and Benjamin show just a bit more tension, and a lot more concentration.
After all the students had played their pieces, it was time to present the trophies!
Each year, several of the students in the ladies' studio participate in MMTA achievement testing.
This is a rather rigorous program that tests students on their aural awareness skills, technique, music theory, and performance. Any student receiving high enough scores two years in a row receives a trophy!
This year Helena earned two trophies!
She got one for flute and one for piano :)
What a great accomplishment!