My boys attended Yamaha JMC class for past 6 months already, last week they had a mini party for finishing book 1, this week they are going to the next stage which is book 2.
On the last day on finishing the book 1, they will have to perform in front of all the kids and mummies, but just within the same group ,they need to sing a song and play a song. My boys hardly practise, i will "force" them to practise over the weekend when i am at home, at least they can play a song with both hands. For the singing part, i have to play the DVD every night in order for them to pick up the words, they know the rhythm, but not all the wording, the song is fast and with many words! I choose the most simple one for them to sing.
Last Wednesday was the actual day, we mummies has to bring some finger food for the party. I prepare something really simple, bread with cheese and chicken finger nuggets.
to make the bread look more interesting, i use some of the bread mould, winnie the pooh, mickey and minnie, marie and dinasour.
chicken finger nuggets and small sauce container, chili and tomotoes sauce.
Class start as usual time 8pm, after warm up their throat singing do-re-mi with the teacher, they start their "mini performance". When other kids went up to sing and play piano, my boys can't wait till their turn, keep asking me when is their turn. Most kids are stage fright, including MINE! Naughty when they are down there, when go up in front they got frighten! They can't sing but can play song. When Fearles time he nearly in tears, i can see him open his mouth mumbling something but cannot hear what he sing! Teacher have to stand beside him and keep remind him to sing louder, even i sit so near i also can't hear, lucky his play song session was ok. Cruz's turn, he is so excited, run up with a happy face, all mummies said he is very excited. When teacher on the CD, time for him to sing, he start marching his legs and moving his hand but he was singing but very very soft, same as Fearles!!!!! Adoi!! * i did take a video of them, but i don't know what i press on the button till the video is super small and is on the side way. I don't want everyone to tilt the head and see the video, so i choose not to upload here. *
After the session over, it's the party time, we had cakes, bread, puff, junk food for the kids, and all mummies the first time all sit down together and chat. Everytime when we are in the class, we only hi and bye, always rushing. It's a good time for us to know each other better, and the kids mix around, very soon they become friends and start running around! My boys's class, mostly are boys, 5 boys and 2 girls, all around same age, 5 and 6 years old. You can imagine the havoc! The music class teacher even told us, this is the most headache class, and this is also the first class she has to give warning to the kids!!! LOL
Hopefully next round my boys will do it better.