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Each year, Tamara, his guitar teacher organizes an opportunity for all her students to get together to play a Christmas concert at local nursing home. It’s a great chance to get students of all levels and ages together in one place to bring their music to people who welcome it.
In the clip below, Aidan plays a little lead in to “Away in a Manger” before the whole ensemble begins playing. The concert was a lot of fun.
Aidan and his cast-mates prepared and rehearsed for 14 weeks leading up to the big show. A lot of work went into it–both through group rehearsals and many individual hours or running lines, memorizing song lyrics, practicing dance moves, and understanding the technical aspects of stage “blocking.” By show time, it paid off. Everyone did wonderfully, and Aidan pulled off his part without a hitch. You could kind of tell that he was a little nervous, but he knew his lines, he delivered them with conviction, and he performed his song with perfect timing. To see the look of personal satisfaction and pride come over his face after his main scene was absolutely priceless.
He danced; he sang; he acted. Aidan worked really hard to get to this show. For a kid who struggles a good deal with social anxiety, he was right in his element on that stage–and often seems comfortable in the performer’s spotlight. Chris and I are so proud of him, and we love him so much.