Before recently, Troy was reluctant to sing to his teacher. He feared he did not sound good enough, because someone, whose name I do not want to mention on this blog, told him he had a bad voice. Trust me, Troy has a very nice voice, clear and strong, and it took me a while to talk him into opening his mouth in class and sing a tonal pattern. It took me many examples too. We had to go all the way back to Handel himself as well as Handel’s little student Jamie from this wonderful movie, who would be probably washing the floors all his life if Handel did not hear him sing.
On a side note, great movie for both kids and parents!
So last Saturday, when Troy’s teacher suggested he sing, my son opened his mouth and sang!!! His teacher was very proud of him, praised him, shook his hand and said "You are very good Troy!"
This made Troy’s day or should I even say – week?
He just sat there smiling from ear to ear and blushing happily.
Rarely have I seen Troy happier than on this day of his little victory over fear, and consequently, over himself.
At night, still feeling happy and musical, Troy suddenly came up with the most musically complex sentence he has said so far: Orphee plays the harp, or rather the lyre.