Spring 2024 Student Recital

May 10 and 11, 2024

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First Baptist Church, Prosper 601 S Church Street Prosper, TX 75078

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Recital registration will open April 1st, 2024.

Why Recitals
Rock

Why are student performances both important and a great experience for your student?  Read on to check it out…

Recitals
FAQ

Answers to your questions, including pricing, venue, times, and more…

Recital Location

First Baptist Church, Prosper

601 S Church Street
Prosper, TX 75078

Why Recitals Rock

Tangible Goal

Recitals provide a tangible goal to work towards. In having a set date and a pre-planned performance selection, your student learns how to manage their practice time and what it feels like to polish and perfect a piece.

Opportunity to Succeed

Recitals provide an opportunity to feel successful. Learning an instrument requires many, many hours of solo practice. Performing gives your student the recognition they deserve for their hard-work.


Show that You Value Music

Recitals provide an opportunity for you to show your child that you value their involvement in music. Setting aside time in your busy life to attend a student recital supports your student and their peers, and shows your student that your family values music.



Motivates Progress

Student recitals provide a chance for your student (and you!) to reflect upon where they’ve “come from” when watching beginning students.  Progress on an instrument can sometimes feel slow, but watching younger students perform gives reminders of the gains they have made and motivates them to continue to progress.

Tangible Goal

Recitals provide a tangible goal to work towards. In having a set date and a pre-planned performance selection, your student learns how to manage their practice time and what it feels like to polish and perfect a piece.

Opportunity to Succeed

Recitals provide an opportunity to feel successful. Learning an instrument requires many, many hours of solo practice. Performing gives your student the recognition they deserve for their hard-work.

Seeing Peers Perform

Student Recitals provide a chance for your children (and you!) to see “where they’ll go” when watching more advanced students.  There are few things more motivating to a music student than watching their peers perform. They get to hear pieces that they will enjoy playing in the future, see more advanced technique first-hand and experience the pride that comes from becoming proficient at music performance.


Opportunity to Share

Student Recitals provide a chance for your extended family to be involved in your child’s piano education. Athletes get all the glory… everyone comes to watch soccer games but no one really heads over to watch a music practice session! Involving grandparents and aunties and uncles in the recital audience gives your student an opportunity to share their hard work with the ones they love.

Experience and Overcome Nervousness

Recitals provide a chance for your student to experience nervousness… and to realize that those feelings are okay. We like to protect our children from feeling uncomfortable, but in “real life” these feelings are part-and-parcel of being human. Early experiences with successfully conquering nerves gives children confidence.

Provide Genuine Praise

Student Recitals provide an opportunity for genuine and heart-felt praise. Bring on the photos and videos and big hugs and flushed-face smiles.  Clap enthusiastically.  Let your student know just how much you recognize their efforts and watch their commitment to musical lessons soar.

Practice Performing in Front of a Crowd

Recitals provide a chance for your student to practice public speaking and to gain confidence in front of a group; two skills that will serve your student well in many other areas of his or her life. Speaking and performing in a safe environment means that your student gains important experience in front of a crowd. The earlier these experiences happen, the easier it becomes for your student as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

Making Connections

Recitals provide an opportunity for your student to get to know his or her peers who are also taking lessons. Making these connections helps to build community within a studio and helps your student to feel as though he or she belongs, which results in increased interest in lessons.

 

Chance to Hear Live Music

Recitals give your student the chance to hear live music. Young children rarely attend a lot of live concerts… and  student showcases are a wonderful place for your child to hear a wide variety of music. Nothing can replace the “live music experience,” and when your child is an active participant in the event it’s even more rewarding!

Moments that Matter

Student Recitals provide an opportunity for you to sit back and marvel at the pride-inducing sight of your own child making beautiful music! Music practice is often done amongst a busy household with siblings, pets, vacuums, dishwashers and doorbells. It’s rare that you have the opportunity to focus only on your child and the music they are making.  These moments matter.

Recital FAQ

Most Frequent Questions and Answers

Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th, 2023. 

The Recital location is First Baptist Prosper.  Addresses can be found here: FBC Prosper

The Registration Link will be embedded here as well as at the top of this page when registration goes live April 1st.

Regular recital fees will be $40 per student during regular registration. (Costs are tentative at this moment.  Rates may change depending on a number of factors).

Late registration will be $50 per student, and is only offered as available.  (Generally all of our performance spots are full before the late registration period.

Registration fees go towards the venue, setup, refreshments, staffing, and other costs involved in creating an excellent Student Recital experience.

Recital Blocks are divided up by teacher. All students are encouraged to sign up for their teacher’s recital block.

**Note: Due to many of our teachers being established musicians and performers, Teacher attendance is NOT guaranteed. While many of our teachers will be on-site for recital, others will not be able to attend due to existing performance schedules. Holiday seasons keep our performing teachers very busy. There will ALWAYS be a teacher on site who is able to jump in and assist if a student gets stuck. Check with your specific teacher to confirm they will be able to be present at their assigned blocks.

Teacher Blocks:  Specific assignments for teacher blocks will be listed here when ready.  They will also be fully listed on the registration form.

When you register, you will choose a time block (usually 50 minute blocks). The studio will then organize the order of the performances to maximize the experience and flow of each recital time. 

Full Showcase blocks will usually last about 50 minutes, and students/parents are expected to attend the entire block.

We recommend arriving about 15 minutes before your scheduled start time to check in and get into your place and ready.  

Upon entry into the venue, performers will be checked in and placed in performance order at the right (facing the chairs) front of the auditorium.   Parents, family, and friends can sit anywhere else in the room unless otherwise marked.

We leave the front row center open so when your student is performing you can move there to take pictures and video.  (Please no flash photography, as it can distract the performers).

All performers should be dressed nicely. For our male performers, nice pants & button up tops. For our females, modest and age appropriate skirts and dresses. 

If you have other questions we haven’t addressed here, or if there’s anything at all we can do to help you with concerning Student Recitals, e-mail Mike, our coordinator at mnaber2003@yahoo.com  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.