Stewart is thriving at the piano. Just after two months he was confidently playing 10 songs. He lit up the other day when he discovered that the songs he already knew could be played in different keys.
We encourage him to explore beyond his assigned songs when he practices and he has since written and recorded his first composition. Mike helped Stewart and Ella record surprise musical birthday gifts for Liz (click below). She said it was her favorite gift ever.
Stewart’s music explorations haven’t stopped with the piano keys. We laughed to find him foregoing the keys and playing his songs by pushing the hammers. He climbed inside our upright piano to accomplish this feat (See footage below filmed without his knowledge). A former music professor and friend of Liz’s, Dr. Margaret Rorke commented “John Cage would certainly have enjoyed Stewart’s approach to the piano!”