A musical tea party!

A few weeks ago, seniors Liza Brenneman and Elizabeth Yoder did something a little different. They decided several months ago that they would like to celebrate their years of making music at the piano by playing for an English-inspired tea party at Liza’s home.  The girls’ parents prepared the party food and tea.  Guests included Grandpa and Grandma Yoder and Brenneman and IMS resident piano instructor, Susan See, along with Liza and Elizabeth’s parents. Both girls prepared a duet to play with each other and with Susan. They also played several solo pieces for the appreciative audience. This tea party idea was a unique way to share their music. Thank you, Elizabeth and Liza!

Elizabeth and Liza prepare to perform a fun arrangement of the main theme of Mozart’s “Eine Kliene Nachtmusik.”
Elizabeth and Liza prepare to perform a fun arrangement of the main theme of Mozart’s “Eine Kliene Nachtmusik.”

 

Liza plays a little mood music which includes the theme from “Downton Abbey.”
Liza plays a little mood music which includes the theme from “Downton Abbey.”

 

Elizabeth plays “Montana Sky” in addition to other pieces filled with imagery to complement the tea party atmosphere.
Elizabeth plays “Montana Sky” in addition to other pieces filled with imagery to complement the tea party atmosphere.

  

After the performance, the atmosphere was filled with conversation and delicious treats as well as perfectly brewed cups of tea!
After the performance, the atmosphere was filled with conversation and delicious treats as well as perfectly brewed cups of tea!

 It was an afternoon filled with music, laughter, a sense of accomplishment, and low stress.