Fast forward to last week when his instructor organized a 'recital' at a local nursing home/rehab center where she is a physical therapist. Ben and his teacher's five other students had each prepared for a solo performance as well as a few songs they all played together.
Ben's solo was the song Puff the Magic Dragon. And much to my surprise, Jack had agreed to sing the song for Ben as he played. They were second to perform.
Ben played smoothly and aside from one glitch in the beginning when Jack lost his place reading the lyrics, the two performed great. I was one proud momma. Proud of Ben for how quickly he learned, how great he sounded and how confidently he played. And proud of Jack for standing up like a super-trooper for his brother and doing something I hate doing.....performing in front of others!
The residents and patients seemed to really enjoy hearing the kids play. They all read along to some of the group songs which included Brown-eyed Girl.