Piano Prodigies student Melodee Yumi Drescher is an example of incredible creativity, perseverance, and charm all rolled into one! Over the course of this past summer, she worked on a number of pieces, both within the Faber Piano Adventures series as well as independent works. At the end of August, she decided to organize her very own recital for family members from near and far (visiting from around the world!),. She advertised the performance, prepared tickets, and had several tiers of seating options. She masterfully emceed the program, introducing each of the pieces to her appreciative audience and wowing them with her expressive and dynamic performances.
GREAT WORK, YUMI!
Interview with Yumi
What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are dancing, piano, art, music... and I LOVE learning things!
How long have you been playing piano?
Since I was three!
How did you get the idea for the recital?
I just love piano and I thought it would be a nice idea to share music with my family. I practiced to learn the pieces, and I decorated our home for the concert. I set up a cashier box for tickets.
What was practicing like?
I practiced a few times a day! Sometimes it was hard, and I would practice in the morning, take a break, and then get back to it later on. Mom and Dad would help and check in on me.
What was your favorite part of the recital?
Playing all the music!
Do you think other students would enjoy putting on a recital for their family and friends?
Yes, very much!
Elizabeth Borowsky is a pianist, teacher, and composer. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (Music Teachers National Association).