We borrowed a friend's keyboard so she could get in some practice... Once we have an instrument at home, she'll make much more progress... Up until know we've been waiting to see if she would remain interested...
Here she is with one her classmates. His dad is a famous soccer player and he's the sweetest kid; Katya is really glad that they have the same piano teacher. His mom, who has two sons, repeatedly gave the sweetest looks to Katya and her doll!
After just one week of having a keyboard at home, Natalia already taught herself "Sur le pont d'Avignon"! We'll start her on lessons as soon as our piano arrives.
This folk musician was invited to perform using a variety of Russian instruments throughout the concert; she was very interesting! You would have LOVED it, Annie!
The kids all sang this song together at the end of the concert. The little girl in the floral dress is one of Katya's friends; she's a dual Russian/American citizen since her mom is American and her dad is Russian.
Natalia was given her Josefina doll for her birthday the night before. She had been looking forward to having her birthday party at school that day, but instead was home sick all week (and then we found out about Katya's concert). She wasn't exactly pleased to sit there for an hour and a half, but she did very well.
The girls were very sweet when we got home!
We then settled in for family movie night...