While attending my daughter’s piano recital Thursday night, we all got a treat.
After all of the kids played their pieces (I’ll post my daughters songs too), Janet Ellison, the music teacher, asked her husband Gary to play some music.
Now Gary Ellison has the designation of “Missouri’s Official Ragtime Piano Player”. I knew this from the first day we signed my daughter up and even heard him play one tune.
But to my surprise, he gave us a history lesson AND sang!
Gary gave a review of the songs written by Missouri’s most famous composer. I knew some of these melodies but (and I shouldn’t have been surprised by this) my Mom was much more familiar with a few of them.
I’ll let the video tell the rest of the story. Thanks Gary!