Saturday, 25 June 2011

Jaclyn did something amazing this week


When Jaclyn was 3 years old she asked for piano lessons. It wasn't out of the blue - I was teaching at the time, but I wasn't teaching to that age group. We found a Suzuki piano teacher nearby and away we went. By first grade Jaclyn was practising 45 hard minutes a day before school in the mornings. That was also the year she learned about RCM Examinations - I specifically remember her asking me what was the highest level that could be achieved. She locked in on her goal, and in junior high school she was practising up to 2 hours a day.
This Monday Jaclyn performed her ARCT Performers Examination before 2 adjudicators. We'll get her mark in a few weeks, but the smile on her face when she left the hall said it all.
Congratulations, Jaclyn. It is a major achievement.

6 comments:

Jill said...

That's a beautiful photo! Congratulations to her on reaching her goal and on developing her talent!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

That's really commendable.

Oh, Barb. YOu're going to MISS her.

oinorton said...

Doesn't Jaclyn do something amazing every week?? Isn't that the definition of Jaclyn? -:)

Congrats to both of you. You both put in many hours for her to achieve this goal!

Marie said...

I had the same thought as Ortensia....Your title is the very definition of Jaclyn.

I looked up the requirements and background on the ARCT after I read the post, and ya, this is a big deal. Congratulations, Jaclyn.

Humphreys Family said...

woah... CONGRATULATIONS!!
as much as i love piano and all, i don not think i ever will be, (or could be for that matter) that dedicated and i do not think i will have enough dedication to make it that far but this is a huge inspiration to me of what you can achieve! that is super cool..

Humphreys Family said...

oh p.s. that was emma and i didn't realize someone else was signed in when i clicked the publish button..