PIANO MASTERCLASS WITH JUAN PEREZ FLORISTAN
SOURCE: HERALD & POST | LUTON TODAY [DOT] CO [DOT] UK
In this article: Our local paper, 'Herald & Post' celebrates local talents.
It started with a birthday gift—a thoughtful deed by a friend.
Next, a semi-teaching lesson as part of playtime with friends.
Then he was determined to learn the piece in its entirety so he turned to the key board a friend gave us when her daughter finished school and no longer had an interest in music.
He taught himself to play by ear. The first piece he played in public was a song he learned as part of the school choir in junior school, taught by his music teacher, Mr. Cowling.
Various links to this event:
Javin wins the 2017 Keeble Memorial Challenge Cup
for 19th Century Piano | Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech & Drama
TALENTED CHILDREN CELEBRATED THE WORK OF SHAKESPEARE
We recognised his passion and began seeking advice. He started lessons at Greenbank Music Village and then we got him a private teacher.
He is half way through the grading system (currently working on his grade 5 theory). He has some wonderful Musicians encouraging and supporting him on this journey. We are indeed grateful for such support as we are amateurs in this field. Thankful for the provision of our heavenly Father—He has given the gift and provided the support needed, while opening doors of opportunities that Javin has been walking through and enjoying the journey.
We are rejoicing with him, celebrating his achievements:
The latest achievement on this journey is being put forward for the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. He enjoyed practising the piece since January and we enjoyed listening to him play each day. He was dedicated to practicing all the pieces he had to do at school as part of his music lessons, Orchestra and Assemblies. It provides a form of relaxation also, breaking up chores and homework—all-round fun with music in the house.
He was awarded the Keeble Memorial Cup for 19th Century Piano - Grade 6-7, playing Nocturne in Bb by John Field.
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This section was inspired by our son, Javin, who has blessed us and those we are connected to with the many gifts that he has been given. He has taught us the value of Romans 12:15 'Rejoice with those who rejoice...' Many thanks to all who have helped to support us on this journey.
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