I can't believe I finally figured out how to download video - I'm so excited, LOL. I knew there was a reason we bought the fancy new video camera. This is a little late, but so exciting I had to share. On November 3rd, Hero competed in the Sonatina Festival, a piano competition in which students of the same level play the same sonatina for a judge and the judge picks the two top performers and they play for another panel of judges in a formal recital that evening. Hero was one of the two chosen and absolutely nailed her performance. After months of helping her practice "Sonatina A La Court", we were so proud of her poise and composure. She won first place, and was most excited about earning a trophy, LOL. We hope that this is the start of a long string of recitals by all the kids.