Dear Parents and Students,

 

Please note: While I am hoping to have both recitals in person, I am prepared to switch to an online Facebook Video Recital if Covid 19 cases rise markedly.  

Please put these events on your calendar and plan to participate and view all that apply to you.  I have purposely scheduled these events in advance so that all can attend. 

 

These events are held to help students have an opportunity to perform their music.  Unlike sports, which are played frequently in front of audiences, playing the piano is often a solitary event. To help your child gain the skills needed to concentrate in front of an audience, please supplement these performance opportunities by having your child perform for you, friends and family regularly. 

 

The cost of these events is covered in your monthly tuition.  Below the dates are further descriptions of each of the events.

 

"Holiday Recital”: Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2022 Open to all students.  (Optional for students 18 and older.)  Recitals are a time to celebrate all that my students have accomplished.  


I will help students choose and prepare holiday favorites or seasonally themed music.  Once learned, if the recital is to be online, students will dress in their best, and video record their performance, saying the title of the piece and bowing before and after.  (One advantage to this, unlike a live performance, students may do multiple takes until they are satisfied with their performance.) The  videos should be uploaded to my Facebook page on the day of the recital.  Students should watch the other performances leaving comments/likes.  

As we all hope, if the recital is in person, students can invite as many people as they would like, dress in their best and come prepared to share. This is a great time for all and is a celebration!  Smiles, bowing both before and after they perform adds the icing on the cake!  :)

On the day of the recital, if it is, indeed, in person, students may try out the piano between 1:00 and 1:30.

 

“From Here to There”:  Saturday, May 13th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Twitchell Memorial Chapel at Bridgton Academy.

Open to all students.  (Optional for students 18 and older.) 

Students, with my help, will choose a piece that depicts their favorite mode of transportation.  Thinking outside the box is welcome, e.g., rocket ships, camels, skateboards, magic carpets, boogie boards, skates, bicycles, hiking, skiing, atvs, snowmobiles, etc.  The piece can be any style and from any music era. This should create a recital with something of interest to everyone! 

 

On the day of the recital, if it is, indeed, in person, students may try out the piano between 1:00 and 1:30.