|Posted by Tyler Leswing on November 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
Around 20 people were present, just like the last homes I've played at. This residence hall had a little lapdog that walked around and it was a very charming addition. It was an after dinner performance and I can tell they were ready for me. By that time, I was comfortable with my 5-6 pc repertoire and I made time for personal exchanges between songs with my audience which I know they enjoyed as much as hearing me play. About 1/2 hr into the performance, I saw a women off to a corner tapping one finger on the table as I played. After I finished the piece I was on, she asked me to play a jazz piece, which i was happy to do. I played "Take the A Train." At that point, she started to get really into the music and started tapping again. I felt great to bring the music to her. I walked out, feeling great about my audience, the tapping of enjoyment that my performance gave her and couldn't believe how fast the 45 min went by.