Favorite Recital Day Moment:
Upon entering the hall, I approached one of my 10 year old students and asked,
"How are you doing today?"
Response: "I'm FREAKING out."
Recital day came and went and as usual there were some pleasant surprises. My grandmother eagerly attended this one and she beamed as I chatted with my students. She attended every one of my recitals growing up, back in the day of Alberta College. On performance days, she treated us with bouquets of flowers, "You know, like the professionals." Then, when it came time for my grad recital, she was the one waving in the front row.
What a lady.