About a week ago, (on February 16, 2019) our studio had a piano recital! It was a major success, and a lot of nerve-wracking fun for all of us. I'm pretty sure one of my students even caught me trying to dry off my sweaty palms before I went up to play. The kids did an incredible job, and I couldn't be more proud.
This year, the recital's theme was Growth at the Piano. I chose this title because with so many recital first-timers, I really wanted to instill this idea that a recital is for sharing the music and the progress we've made throughout the year. It's not a competition, it's not a judged event, it's just for sharing the music. For this recital, most of us chose a song from our lesson books which we felt would best represent the musical concepts we've been working on. And the kids weren't alone - I prepared and played my piece to finish off the recital!
I learned a few things throughout the process, (such as where to position the camera for the video, to make sure to get pictures with every student and a group shot of all of us, etc.) But hey, we're all learners here. Below I've posted a few of the pictures that me and some of the parents were able to get at the event. Unfortunately, I do not have pictures of all fifteen of the performers, (lesson learned) but at least we have a few! Also keep an eye on my Media page for next Wednesday when I post our recital video.