Dear Parents and Students,

 

Please note: due to the uncertainties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, December's recital will be an online Facebook Video Recital as last season.  Hopefully the Spring Recital will be an in person recital.  

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.

 

“Online Holiday Recital”: Saturday, Dec. 11th, 2021 - Friday, December 17th, 2021. 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, 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.) During the above mentioned dates, the videos should be uploaded to my Facebook page.  Students should watch the other performances during that week, leaving comments/likes.

 

“All Four Seasons Spring Recital”:  Saturday, May 14th, 2022 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.) We will plan to have this recital in person with the hopes that will be possible. If not, we will transition to an online recital.

Students, with my help, will choose a piece that depicts their favorite season of the year.  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.